is etymology

Middle English word is comes from Proto-Indo-European *ī-, Old Armenian *եստ, and later Proto-Germanic *īsą (Ice.)

Detailed word origin of is

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) ice, frost
*եստ Old Armenian (xcl)
*īsą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ice.
īs Old English (ang)
*h₁é-h₁es- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To consume, feast To be. To exist. To remain.
*h₁es- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*isti Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
is Old English (ang) The runic character ᛁ (/i/ or /i:/). Ice.
is Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as is

Descendants of *ī-
are erande erende ernde ew iceyokel ikil isikel isykle oor or u ykle you yow ōr ȝow
Descendants of *եստ
absence am aren em poer possibilite potentat prouesce sand sande sanderbode sandesman sandi senneles sense sinne sooth soth sothly soþeli soþien sunne ybeen zen