Origin of onde
- From Middle English onde, ande, from Old English onda, anda (“zeal, indignation, anger, malice, envy, hatred”), from Proto-Germanic *andô (“breath, spirit, zeal”), from Proto-Indo-European *ane- (“to breathe, blow”). Cognate with Scots aynd, eind, end (“breath”), German Ahnd, And (“pain, anguish”), Danish ånd, ånde (“breath, spirit”), Swedish anda, ande (“spirit, breath”), Icelandic andi (“spirit”), Latin anima (“breath, spirit”). More at animal.
- From Middle English onden (Northern dialect ande), from Old Norse anda (“to breathe”).