south etymology

Middle English word south comes from Proto-Indo-European *sāwel-, and later Proto-Germanic *sunþraz (South, southern.)

Detailed word origin of south

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sāwel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sh₂únt(e)ros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sunþraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) South, southern.
*sunþrą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) South South, southward.
sūþ Old English (ang)
south Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as south

Descendants of *sāwel-
Sol sinne solar sonday sonenday sonne sothern sunne suthen sutherne synne