Moon etymology


English word moon comes from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (“to measure”) through later Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (“moon, month”)

Etymology of moon

Detailed word origin of moon

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*meh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to measure
*mḗh₁n̥s Proto-Indo-European (ine) Month. Moon.
*mēnô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) The moon.
mōna Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Moon
mone Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
moon English (en) Moon. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.. (transitive) To expose to the rays of the Moon.. (transitive, colloquial) To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest.. To spend time idly, absent-mindedly. (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.. (literary) A month, [...]

Words with the same origin as moon

Descendants of *mēnis

assault cellar consul isolate ma salary sauce sausage

Descendants of munen


Descendants of monu

chairman fisherman foreman man mankind mon woman

Descendants of *mainą


Descendants of *moh₁-

mood mud

Descendants of *mê-

menopause semester

Descendants of *méh₂-