arm etymology

Old High German word arm comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥-ti-, Proto-Indo-European *erm-, Proto-Indo-European *arəm-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁ar-mo-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂erH-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂erHmos, and later Proto-Germanic *armaz (Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable (anatomy) arm.)

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Detailed word origin of arm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂r̥-ti- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*erm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) poor, ill
*arəm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) arm
*h₁ar-mo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) arm
*h₂erH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be sparse
*h₂erHmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂(e)rmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fitting
*h₂ŕ̥mos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable (anatomy) arm.
arm Old High German (goh) Poor, miserable.

Words with the same origin as arm

Descendants of *erm-
armilo irbarmēn