Doom etymology


English word doom comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, Proto-Indo-European - mos, and later Proto-Indo-European *dʰóh₁mos (That which is put, placed.)

Etymology of doom

Detailed word origin of doom

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
- mos Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*dʰóh₁mos Proto-Indo-European (ine) That which is put, placed.
*dōmaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Judgement.
𐌳𐍉𐌼𐌹𐌰𐌽 Gothic (got)
dōm Old English (ang)
dom Old English (ang) Judgement. Law, statute.
dom Middle English (enm)
doom English (en) (countable, historical) A judgment or decision.. (countable, historical) A law.. (countable, historical) A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour.. (sometimes capitalized) The Last Judgment; or, an artistic representation of it.. A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.. An undesirable fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable.. Death.. [...]

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