on- etymology

Dutch word on- comes from Proto-Indo-European *enew, and later Proto-Germanic *ēnu ((with instrumental) without.)

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Detailed word origin of on-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*enew Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) without
*ēnu Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (with instrumental) without.
*āna Old Dutch (odt)
on Middle Dutch (dum)
on- Dutch (nld) On, without.