mile etymology

French word mile comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰes-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰes-lo-, and later Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰéslom (Thousand.)

Detailed word origin of mile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵʰes-lo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵʰéslom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Thousand.
*sm-ih₂-ǵʰés-l-ih₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*smīɣeslī Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
mile Latin (lat)
mille Latin (lat) Innumerable, a vast number (cardinal) thousand; 1000.
mille passuum Latin (lat)
mille Latin (lat) Mile, particularly a Roman mile of 8 stades (stadia); 1,000 paces (passūs); or 5,000 feet (pedes).
millia Latin (lat)
*mīlijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mile.
mīl Old English (ang)
mile Middle English (enm)
mile English (eng) (informal) Any similarly large distance.. (slang) A race of 1 mile's length; a race of around 1 mile's length (usually 1500 or 1600 meters). (slang) One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.. Any of many customary units of length derived from the Roman mile (mille passus) of 8 stades or 5,000 Roman feet.. Any of many customary units of length from other measurement systems of roughly similar [...]
mile French (fra) Mile.

Words with the same origin as mile

Descendants of *ǵʰes-
chilogone chirurgien gare hostie jarret kilo kilomètre kilométrage kilooctet kiloélectronvolt ko mille milliard milliardaire millier million millième millépore millésime ostie