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You are viewing the etymology of um meaning: (Preposition) (with accusative) about, concerning. (with accusative) because of, for. (with accusative) during, at a point in time. (with accusative) over, across, along. (with accusative) round, past, beyond.(with accusative) about, concerning. (with accusative) because of, for. (with accusative) during, at a point in time. (with accusative) over, across, along. (with accusative) round, past, beyond.. You may also see other Old Norse etymologies of um.
Old Norse word um comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁-.

Um etymology ?

Um detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ént- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂n̥tbʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂n̥t-bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂m̥bʰi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Around, on either side of, about. Facing, against. In exchange for.
*furþa Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
um Old Norse (non) (with accusative) about, concerning. (with accusative) because of, for. (with accusative) during, at a point in time. (with accusative) over, across, along. (with accusative) round, past, beyond.

Words with the same origin as um

Descendants of *h₂ént-
andsvar andyrði annsvar embætti enn umb umboð umgangr
Descendants of *ǵʰeh₁-
fulger orlǫg ørlǫg