Four etymology


English word four comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres (Four.), Proto-Indo-European *petwṓr

Etymology of four

Detailed word origin of four

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kʷetwóres Proto-Indo-European (ine) Four.
*petwṓr Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*kʷetwṓr Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*petwṓr Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*fedwōr Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Four.
feower Old English (ang) (cardinal) four.
fēower Old English (ang)
fower Middle English (enm) Four.
four English (en) (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••). Describing a set or group with four components. (basketball, countable) A power forward.. (countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.. (countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.. (cricket, countable) An event whereby a batsman hits a ball which [...]

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