But etymology


English word but comes from Old French bouter, Old English būtan, Old English butan (Except for, but, unless Without, except.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰawd-

Etymology of but

Detailed word origin of but

Dictionary entry Language Definition
bouter Old French (fro) (reflexive, se bouter) to enter (into). To place; to put. To strike; to hit.
būtan Old English (ang)
butan Old English (ang) Except for, but, unless Without, except.
*bʰawd- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bʰudnó- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*buttaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) End; piece Cut off; chopped off; stumpy.
*butt Old English (ang)
byt Old English (ang)
bytt Old English (ang)
botte Middle English (enm)
but English (en) (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Outside of.. Without, apart from, except. (Australian, conjunctive) Though, however.. Merely, only.. Used as an intensifier. (archaic) Without its also being the case that; unless that (introducing a necessary concomitant).. (obsolete) Except with; unless with; without.. (obsolete) Only; solely; merely.. (obsolete) until. Except (for), excluding. Often preceded [...]

Words with the same origin as but

Descendants of būtan

about and baht butt

Descendants of *bʰawd-

bra brother bruv bub bud buddy butter