pluim etymology

Dutch word pluim comes from Proto-Indo-European *plōw-, Proto-Indo-European *plú-n-k-, Proto-Indo-European *plews-, and later Proto-Indo-European *plúnksneh₂ (Feather.)

Detailed word origin of pluim

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*plōw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*plú-n-k- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*plews- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*plúnksneh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Feather.
*plow(k)smā Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
pluma Latin (lat) (by extension) metal scale of armor. Beard-down. Feather, plume.
plume Middle Dutch (dum)
pluim Dutch (nld) (figuratively) A plume-shaped object or part of another organ, e.g. on a butterfly's wings. (rather the diminutive plural: pluimpjes) down. (with indefinite article, often the diminutive: een pluim(pje)) A compliment, praise, a feather on one's cap. A plume, feather.

Words with the same origin as pluim

Descendants of *plōw-
kronkelpluimig loden lood loodgieter paraplu parasol pluimstrijk potlood vleugel vliebaar vlieg vliegbasis vliegen vliegtuig vliegveld vloed vloeibaar vloeien vloeistof vlot vloten vlotten vlucht vogel
Descendants of *plú-n-k-
beddepluim bepluimen oorpluim oranjepluim pluimstrijker pluimvee plume rijstpluim roetpluim
Descendants of *plews-
maagdenvlies vlies