lit etymology

Middle English word lit comes from Proto-Indo-European *welʷ-, Old Norse mosi, Proto-Germanic *-ilaz (Agent suffix.), Proto-Germanic *lūtaną (To bow down, lout.), Proto-Germanic - ilaz, Proto-Indo-European *lewd-

Detailed word origin of lit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*welʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mosi Old Norse (non)
*-ilaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Agent suffix.
*lūtaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To bow down, lout.
- ilaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*lewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wlitiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Countenance, face. Look, aspect, blee. Sight, appearance.
litr Old Norse (non) Colour.
lit Old English (ang)
*lūtilaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bent; tending to stoop; crouching. Little.
lȳt Old English (ang)
lȳtel Old English (ang)
lut Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as lit

Descendants of *welʷ-
elacioun galant galaunt geweald isshue issu issue lispen liten revolucion revolven suppositorie wale walewen walten weldy welew welten welwen wilghe wilwe wold wolde wylugh
Descendants of mosi
litestere litten lytmos wlite
Descendants of *-ilaz
-el -le bridel crepel cripel crupel fikel fikelen jombren jumbelen jumbren jumpen jumpren lite litel lut lutil lyt lyte lytel thimbil thimel thimle wimpel
Descendants of *lūtaną
louten
Descendants of - ilaz
bedel bidel brydel budel bylet chisel gerdel girdel gurdel heel ikil kechel knokylle snaile snawile snayle snele
Descendants of *lewd-
loten lotien