on- etymology

Middle English word on- comes from Old English ond-, Old English an- (One, uni-, only. Sole, single, solitary; alone.), Proto-Indo-European *enew, Proto-Indo-European *Hwenh₁-

Detailed word origin of on-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ond- Old English (ang)
an- Old English (ang) One, uni-, only. Sole, single, solitary; alone.
*enew Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*Hwenh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ēno Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wēniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Belief. Hope, expectation.
ván Old Norse (non)
on- Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as on-

Descendants of ond-
an- and- ond-
Descendants of an-
aboute anelen anget anhealden oncomen onelen onlighten onsenden
Descendants of *Hwenh₁-
wene wenen