Proto-Germanic *iu (“once, already”). Akin to Gothic ju
- former, previous, of yore
- ġēoġēara "formerly, of old"
- ġēolēan "a reward for a past deed"
- ġēomagister "former teacher"
- ġēomann "man of the past, man of past times"
- ġēosceaft "destiny, fate, that which was established long ago"
From Ancient Greek γῆ (gē) "earth".
- IPA: /xe.o/