king etymology

Middle English word king comes from Proto-Germanic *kunją (Kin, family, clan.), Proto-Germanic *-ingaz, Proto-Germanic - ingaz

Detailed word origin of king

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kunją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Kin, family, clan.
*-ingaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Forms derivatives of nouns with sense of 'belonging to, coming from, descending from'.
- ingaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*kunungaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
cyning Old English (ang) King.
king Middle English (enm) King.

Words with the same origin as king

Descendants of *kunją
-cun -kin -kuinde -kunne Kinges Kingpleie cunreden ken kin kindrede kineric kingdom kingriche kingrike kinrede kun kyn kyng kyngdom kynge mankende mankin mankuinde mankunde
Descendants of *-ingaz
-ing -ling ceiling darlyng dereling derling flameng forgreithing gesling goselyng gosling kening starling sterlinge sterlynge werpling ȝedding
Descendants of - ingaz