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You are viewing the etymology of um meaning: (Adverb Preposition) Used in set phrases (with accusative) about, concerning. (with accusative) approximately, about, around. (with accusative) during, for, in, at. (with accusative) through, around, across. (with [...]Used in set phrases (with accusative) about, concerning. (with accusative) approximately, about, around. (with accusative) during, for, in, at. (with accusative) through, around, across. (with [...]. You may also see other Icelandic etymologies of um.
Icelandic word um comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-.

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Um detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ént- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂n̥tbʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂n̥t-bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂m̥bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Around, on either side of, about. Facing, against. In exchange for.
*furþa Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
umb Old Norse (non)
um Icelandic (isl) Used in set phrases (with accusative) about, concerning. (with accusative) approximately, about, around. (with accusative) during, for, in, at. (with accusative) through, around, across. (with accusative) throughout, over, around.

Words with the same origin as um

Descendants of *ǵʰeh₁-
Umboðsmaður Alþingis Umboðsmaður skuldara um daginn um leið um morguninn um nóttina um of um stundarsakir um tíma umboðsmaður umgangur ummæli umskera örlygi örlög
Descendants of *h₂ént-
andsvar ans enn