land etymology

Middle English word land comes from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *klān-, and later Proto-Germanic *landą (Land, area of ground.)

Detailed word origin of land

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lendʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*klān- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*landą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Land, area of ground.
*hlandą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Urine.
land Old English (ang) A land, region, district, or province. Earth, one of the four elements. Owned or tilled land, an estate.
hland Old English (ang) Urine.
lond Middle English (enm) Land; territory; locality.

Words with the same origin as land

Descendants of *lendʰ-
Engeland Engelond Englelond Fronc-lond Greclond Griccland Griclond Irelond Irland Irlond iland lende lond londlees upland wodeland yland ylond