arm etymology

Dutch 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, Proto-Indo-European *h₁erm-, and later Proto-Germanic *armaz (Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the Dutch word arm. Currently you are viewing the etymology of arm with the meaning: (Adjective) Poor (not rich). Poor (unfortunate).Poor (not rich). Poor (unfortunate)

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)
*h₁erm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂(e)rmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fitting
*h₂ermos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable.
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) arm.
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable (anatomy) arm.
arm Old Dutch (odt)
arm Middle Dutch (dum) Arm Poor, having few possessions. Unfortunate, pitiable.
arm Dutch (nld) Poor (not rich). Poor (unfortunate).

Words with the same origin as arm

Descendants of *erm-
armband armbuigspier armleuning armoede armstoel bovenarm erbarmen erbarming kansarm muisarm onderarm ontfermen opperarm straatarm voedselarm zijarm
Descendants of *h₁erm-
erbarmelijk