werk etymology

Middle English word werk comes from Proto-Indo-European *wrū-, and later Proto-Germanic *warkiz (Pain.)

Detailed word origin of werk

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wrū- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wreǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*warkiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pain.
*wérǵom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Work.
wærc Old English (ang) Pain; ache. Suffering; anguish; grief.
*werką Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Work.
weorc Old English (ang) Work.
warch Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as werk

Descendants of *wrū-
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