Other Word Forms of Yeoman
Origin of Yeoman
Middle English yoman, yeman, from Old English *gÄ“aman (compare Old Frisian gāman (“villager"), Middle Dutch goymann "˜arbiter'), compound of gÄ“, gÄ“a "˜district, region' (in ælgÄ“, SÅ«thrigÄ“a), from Proto-Germanic *gawi (compare West Frisian gea, goa, Dutch gouw, German Gau), and mann "˜man'. More at man.
Middle English yeman, yoman perhaps contraction of yong man young man (yong young young) (man man man) or from Old English gēaman (from or akin to Old Frisian gāman villager) (gā region, district) (man man man-1 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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