Apple etymology


English word apple comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ébōl (Apple.), Proto-Indo-European *ablu-

Etymology of apple

Detailed word origin of apple

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*h₂ébōl Proto-Indo-European (ine) Apple.
*ablu- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*aplaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Apple, fruit.
æppel Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Apple tree. Fruit, apple.
appel Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
apple English (en) (baseball, slang, obsolete) The ball in baseball. [from 20th c.]. (in the plural, Cockney rhyming slang) Short for apples and pears, slang for stairs. [from 20th c.]. (informal) When smiling, the round, fleshy part of the cheeks between the eyes and the corners of the mouth.. (pejorative, ethnic slur) A Native American or red-skinned person who acts and/or thinks like a white (Caucasian) [...]

Words with the same origin as apple

Descendants of *h₂ébōl


Descendants of *ablu-