os etymology

Middle English word os comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ems-, and later Proto-Germanic *ansuz ((Runic alphabet) name of the A-rune (ᚨ). Deity, god. Mouth.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the Middle English word os.

Detailed word origin of os

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ems- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂émsus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ansuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the A-rune (ᚨ). Deity, god. Mouth.
ōs Old English (ang)
os Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as os

Descendants of *h₂ems-
osbern