water etymology

Dutch word water comes from Proto-Indo-European *wed-, and later Proto-Germanic *watōr (Water.)

Detailed word origin of water

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) wet
*wédōr Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*watōr Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Water.
water Old Dutch (odt)
wāter Middle Dutch (dum)
water Dutch (nld) Bodily fluid (especially amniotic fluid). Body of water (such as a lake, ditch or stream). Water (H2O).

Words with the same origin as water

Descendants of *wed-
Waterman Waterslang afwas gewas otter wasbeer wasbeurt wasdom wasgelegenheid washand wasmachine wassen waswater wc whisky