luft etymology

Middle English word luft comes from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *(s)lup, and later Proto-Germanic *lubjaną (To be loving, desiring, hoping.)

Detailed word origin of luft

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lewbʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to peel, break off, damage, love
*(s)lup Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*luftą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*lubjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be loving, desiring, hoping.
*luft- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
left Old English (ang)
luft Middle English (enm) Air. Atmosphere. Heavens, sky, firmament.

Words with the same origin as luft

Descendants of *lewbʰ-
bileven lef left lefte lefull lemman leoflich leofman leoft libbe librarie lift lifte lof lofe logge love loven lovien lufe lufsum luve luvelich luvewende lyften
Descendants of *(s)lup