portmanteau etymology

Dutch word portmanteau comes from Proto-Indo-European *stem-, and later Proto-Germanic *stamnijō (Sound. Voice.)

Detailed word origin of portmanteau

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*stem- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*stom(m)n- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*stamnijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sound. Voice.
stemme Middle Dutch (dum)
stem Dutch (nld) (obsolete) word. (phonetics) voice, property formed by vibration of the vocal cords. Voice, sound made by the mouth using airflow. Vote.
portmanteau Dutch (nld)

Words with the same origin as portmanteau

Descendants of *stem-
afstembereik afstemmen bestemmen falsetstem foertstem instemmen ja-stem nee-stem overeenstemmen overeenstemming proteststem stem stembiljet stembus stembusakkoord stembusgang stemfie stemgeluid stemlokaal stemmen stemplichtig