Weak etymology


English word weak comes from Proto-Germanic *wīkwaną (To retreat. To yield, to fold.), Proto-Indo-European *weyg-

Etymology of weak

Detailed word origin of weak

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*wīkwaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To retreat. To yield, to fold.
*weyg- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*waikwaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Weak, soft, pliable.
veikr Old Norse (non) Pliant. Weak.
veykr Old Norse (non)
waik Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
weak English (en) (Germanic languages, of adjectives) Definite in meaning, often used with a definite article or similar word.. (Germanic languages, of nouns) Showing less distinct grammatical endings.. (Germanic languages, of verbs) Regular in inflection, lacking vowel changes and having a past tense with -d- or -t-.. (chemistry) That does not ionize completely into anions and cations in a solution.. [...]

Words with the same origin as weak

Descendants of *wīkwaną


Descendants of *weyg-