wont etymology

Middle English word wont comes from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wen-, Proto-Indo-European *wā-, Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *wanduz (Mole (animal). Vole.)

Detailed word origin of wont

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wen- Proto-Indo-Iranian (iir-pro)
*wā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wendʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to turn, twist, wind, braid, to turn, wind, braid, to turn, wind
*wun- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wanduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mole (animal). Vole.
*wun- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
wand Old English (ang) Mole (animal).
*wunô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
wuna Old English (ang) Habit, custom. Practice, rite (usually with ġe-); ritual.
wane Middle English (enm)
wont Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as wont

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 woonted wunder wunien
Descendants of *wā-
Baldwin wandrien wene wenen wine winly winn winsom wonder wondrien wondrous wone wound wune wunliche wunsum
Descendants of *wendʰ-
gantlett gauntelett wand wandren want wenden winden wond wonte