one etymology

Middle English word one comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (On, onto.), Old English and, ond, end (Even; also And.), Old English ānes

Detailed word origin of one

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂en- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) On, onto.
and, ond, end Old English (ang) Even; also And.
ānes Old English (ang)
*ana Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂enh̥₂ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*an Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) On, onto (+accusative) onto. (+dative) on, upon.
an Old English (ang) Lone. Sole A; an (indefinite article) (cardinal) one.
oan Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as one

Descendants of *h₂en-
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Descendants of and, ond, end
and and- andsware answar answer answeren engagen oan on on char on- on-hande ond- onsaken oon unbinden unbynden
Descendants of ānes
ones