Sick etymology


English word sick comes from Proto-Germanic *swa (So, thus, in this manner.), Proto-Indo-European *sewk-, Proto-Indo-European *seug-, Proto-Indo-European *seygʷ-, Proto-Germanic - līkaz

Etymology of sick

Detailed word origin of sick

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*swa Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) So, thus, in this manner.
*sewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*seug- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*seygʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
- līkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*seukaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be sick.
*sīką Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A marshy place. A slow brook. Trickling water; a dribble.
*swalīkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Such, that kind of, that sort of.
sík Old Norse (non)
swylc Old English (ang)
*seukaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sick.
sēoc Old English (ang)
seok Middle English (enm)
sick English (en) (British, colloquial) vomit.. Sick people in general as a group. (agriculture) Failing to sustain adequate harvests of crop, usually specified.. (chiefly, American) In poor health.. (colloquial) In bad taste.. (colloquial) Mentally unstable, disturbed.. (slang) Very good, excellent, awesome, badass.. Having an urge to vomit.. In poor condition.. Tired of or annoyed by something. (obsolete, [...]

Words with the same origin as sick

Descendants of *swa

ace and ass baht but so such yet

Descendants of *seug-

cocksucker sook