From Middle English ende, from Old English ende, from Proto-Germanic *andijaz (compare Dutch einde, German Ende, Norwegian ende, Swedish ände), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂entíos (compare Old Irish ét ("end, point"), Latin antiae ("forelock"), Albanian anë ("side"), Ancient Greek ἀντίος ("opposite"), Sanskrit अन्त्य ("last")), from *h₂entíos. More at and and anti-.
The verb is from Middle English enden, endien, from Old English endian ("to end, to make an end of, complete, finish, abolish, destroy, come to an end, die"), from Proto-Germanic *andijōną ("to finish, end"), denominative from *andijaz.
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