arm etymology

Scots word arm comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥-ti-, Proto-Indo-European *erm-, Proto-Indo-European *arəm-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁ar-mo-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂erH-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂erHmos, Proto-Indo-European *h₁erm-, and later Proto-Germanic *armaz (Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable.)

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Detailed word origin of arm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂r̥-ti- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*erm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) poor, ill
*arəm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) arm
*h₁ar-mo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) arm
*h₂erH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be sparse
*h₂erHmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁erm- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂(e)rmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fitting
*h₂ermos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable.
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) arm.
*armaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pitiful, pitiable. Poor, miserable (anatomy) arm.
earm Old English (ang) Arm.
earm Old English (ang) Poor, miserable.
earm Old English (ang) Arm Poor, miserable.
arm Middle English (enm) Miserable, wretched. Poor Arm.
arm Scots (sco) Poor; wretched. Weak; thin; sickly To crawl about miserably.