Gosh etymology


English word gosh comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰutós (Invoked. Poured.), Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ-

Etymology of gosh

Detailed word origin of gosh

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ǵʰutós Proto-Indo-European (ine) Invoked. Poured.
*gʰedʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to unite, to join, to fit, to be suitable, to join, to unite, to unite, be associated, suit, to unite, be associated, be suitable
*guþóm Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gōdą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gadaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gudą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) God, deity.
*gōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Good.
god Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) God God, the Christian god.
gōd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
good Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Good (morally right).. Good (of good quality).
god English (en) (very, rare) To deify.. To idolize. (Internet) The person who owns and runs a multi-user dungeon.. (colloquial) An exceedingly handsome man.. (metaphor) A person in a high position of authority, importance or influence.. (metaphor) A powerful ruler or tyrant.. .. A deity.. A male deity.. A representation of a deity, especially a statue or statuette.. A supernatural, typically immortal, being [...]
gorblimey English (en) (British) Expressing surprise, anger, etc.
gosh English (en) (minced oath) A mild expression of surprise or enthusiasm as to be put in place of “God”, particularly in fear of saying the Lord’s name in vain.

Words with the same origin as gosh

Descendants of *ǵʰutós

god goddamn goddess golly good goodbye goodness one

Descendants of *gʰedʰ-

battle beast better gather