yo etymology

Middle English word yo comes from Proto-Indo-European *yē, Proto-Indo-European *yo-, Proto-Indo-European *yū́ (You (plural).), Proto-Germanic *ga-, Proto-Germanic *awjō (A floodplain; meadow. Island.), Old English eow

Detailed word origin of yo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*yē Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*yo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*yū́ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) You (plural).
*ga- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Indicates association or togetherness; co-.. Indicates completeness or wholeness. In verbs, also indicates perfectivity (a finished action).
*awjō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A floodplain; meadow. Island.
eow Old English (ang) Expression of grief, sorrow, or surprise Wo!; Alas! You: accusative/dative plural form of þū.
*jūz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) You (plural).
*ja Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) And (conjunctive particle). Thus, so. Yes (confirmation particle).
ġē Old English (ang)
*gaawją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gawi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) District, shire, region, area.
Old English (ang)
ȝe Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as yo

Descendants of *yē
ye yef yeten yif yiff yoten ȝea ȝeten
Descendants of *yo-
Descendants of *yū́
Descendants of *ga-
aline boueer gar gerren gnast graiden iscefte likely likliche likly mete metels mynde upset vnmete y- yclept ymunde ypunished ȝare ȝarwen ȝebed ȝehwa ȝeræden
Descendants of *awjō
agg ai aye ei eit eyt iland nai nei yland ylond yoman
Descendants of eow