winsum etymology

Middle English word winsum comes from Proto-Germanic *-samaz, Proto-Indo-Iranian *wen-, Proto-Indo-European *wā-, and later Old English wynsum (Delightful. Joyful, merry.)

Detailed word origin of winsum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-samaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wen- Proto-Indo-Iranian (iir-pro)
*wā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wun- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wn-yeH₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wunjō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the W-rune (ᚹ). Joy, delight, pleasure, lust.
wynn Old English (ang) Joy, delight. The letter wynn: Ƿ, ƿ (/w/).. The runic character ᚹ.
*wunisamaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
wynsum Old English (ang) Delightful. Joyful, merry.
winsum Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as winsum

Descendants of *-samaz
-some -sum latesom latsom latsum newsome winsom wunsum
Descendants of *wen-
Balduin an bin com in enflamen in in kene bowe inborȝ incomen infangthef infaren ingot inleden inner insiht inwork wen wenne winnelich wondirful wont woonted wunder wunien
Descendants of *wā-
Baldwin wandrien wene wenen wine winly winn wonder wondrien wondrous wone wound wune wunliche