- every year or for many successive years
- each year
- every year
Other Word Forms of Year
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Year
- year after year
- year by year
- year in, year out
Origin of Year
From Middle English yeer, yere, from Old English Ä¡Ä“r, Ä¡Ä“ar (“year"), from Proto-Germanic *jÄ“rÄ… (“year"), from Proto-Indo-European *yōro-, *yeh₁ro- (“year, spring"), *yeh₁r-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Jier (“year"), West Frisian jier (“year"), Dutch jaar (“year"), German Jahr (“year"), Swedish Ã¥r (“year"), Icelandic ári (“year"), Serbo-Croatian jār (“spring"), Ancient Greek ὥρα (hōra, “year, season"), Avestan 𐬫𐬁𐬭𐬆 (yārÉ™, “year") and perhaps Albanian herÃ« (“time").
Middle English yere from Old English gēar yēr- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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