ley etymology

Middle English word ley comes from Ancient Greek Ἀλβανοί, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (To lighten, flash with lightning.)

Detailed word origin of ley

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Ἀλβανοί Ancient Greek (grc)
𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 Gothic (got) To lighten, flash with lightning.
*lewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lówkos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lauhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Clearing. Meadow.
lēaġe Old English (ang)
ley Middle English (enm) An open field or meadow.

Words with the same origin as ley

Descendants of Ἀλβανοί
Monday Monenday illuminaten inlighten inlightnen lege legh lei leme lemen leoht leome liege light lighten lihten lihtliche limnen liȝt liȝtliche loghe lowe lusk lyghtly
Descendants of 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽
luminem lye lynx lyȝ