2、all: [OE] Words related to all are found throughout the Germanic languages (German all, Dutch al, Old Norse allr, Gothic alls, for instance). They can probably all be traced back to a hypothetical Germanic ancestor *alnaz. Connections outside Germanic are not known, unless Lithuanian aliai ‘completely’ is a relative.
4、Old English eall"all, every, entire,"from Proto-Germanic *alnaz (cognates: Old Frisian, Old High German al, Old Norse allr, Gothic alls), with no certain connection outside Germanic. Combinations with all meaning"wholly, without limit"were common in Old English (such as eall-halig"all-holy,"eall-mihtig"all-mighty") and the method continued to form new compound words throughout the history of English. First record of all out"to one's full powers"is 1880. All-terrain vehicle first recorded 1968. All clear as a signal of"no danger"is recorded from 1902. All right, indicative of approval, is attested from 1953.