wonder etymology

Middle English word wonder comes from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wen-, Proto-Indo-European *wā-, and later Proto-Germanic *wundrą (Wonder, miracle.)

Detailed word origin of wonder

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wen- Proto-Indo-Iranian (iir-pro)
*wā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wun- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wundrą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Wonder, miracle.
wundor Old English (ang) Wonder.
wunder Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as wonder

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 winsum wondirful wont woonted wunder wunien
Descendants of *wā-
Baldwin wandrien wene wenen wine winly winn winsom wondrien wondrous wone wound wune wunliche wunsum