English - Etymology
From Middle English _heiȝwai_, _heiȝwei_, from Old English _hēahweġ_ (“main road, highway”), corresponding to _high_ + _way_:
* Old English _hēah_ (“of great height, tall”), from Proto-Germanic _*hauhaz_, from Proto-Indo-European _*kowkos_ (“hill”) +
* Old English _weġ_ (“road, path”), from Proto-Germanic _*wegaz_, from Proto-Indo-European _*weǵʰ-_ (“to move”).
Cognate with Scots _heaway_, _heway_, _hieway_, _hichway_, _heichway_ (“highway”).
From Middle English heiȝwai, heiȝwei, from Old English hēahweġ (“main road, highway”), corresponding to high + way:
Cognate with Scots heaway, heway, hieway, hichway, heichway (“highway”).