lift etymology

Dutch word lift comes from Proto-Indo-European *lewp-, Proto-Germanic *lubjaną (To be loving, desiring, hoping.), Russian British English

Detailed word origin of lift

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lewp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to peel, break off, damage
*lubjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be loving, desiring, hoping.
British English Russian (rus)
*luftuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Air. Atmosphere. Roof. Roof of the earth, firmament; heavens, sky.
*luft- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*luftijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To air; put or raise into the air; raise aloft; elevate; lift.
lyft English (eng)
lypta Old Norse (non)
liften Middle English (enm)
left Old English (ang)
lyft Middle English (enm)
lift English (eng) (ambitransitive) To raise or rise.. (computing, programming) To transform (a function) into a corresponding function in a different context.. (informal, intransitive) To lift weights; to weight-lift.. (obsolete) To bear; to support.. (transitive) To alleviate, to lighten (pressure, tension, stress, etc.). (transitive) To remove (a ban, restriction, etc.).. (transitive) to cause to move [...]
lift Dutch (nld) Free ride, lift. Lift, elevator.

Words with the same origin as lift

Descendants of *lewp-
gelofte geloven inloggen lodge lof loggia loods loodsen loof loofbos lucht luchtvaart witlof witloof