Ten etymology


English word ten comes from Proto-Germanic *teuną (Destruction; ruin; damage; lack.), Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥ (Ten.), Proto-Indo-European *déḱ-, Old English teon (To accuse Damage, hurt, vexation. Insult, abuse, reproach.)

Etymology of ten

Detailed word origin of ten

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*teuną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Destruction; ruin; damage; lack.
*déḱm̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine) Ten.
*déḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
teon Old English (ang) To accuse Damage, hurt, vexation. Insult, abuse, reproach.
*tehunt Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*tēon Old English (ang)
*tehun Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ten.
tien Old English (ang) (cardinal) ten.
tīen Old English (ang)
tene Middle English (enm)
ten English (en) (countable) A denomination of currency with a value of ten units.. (countable, US, slang) A high level of intensity. (countable, US, slang) A perfect specimen, (particularly) a physically attractive person.. (countable, cards) A card in a given suit with a value of ten.. (uncountable) The number following nine. (cardinal) The number occurring after nine and before eleven, represented in [...]

Words with the same origin as ten

Descendants of *teuną


Descendants of *déḱm̥

century decade den hundred

Descendants of *déḱ-