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English word abroad comes from Middle English (1100-1500) a-, Middle English (1100-1500) brood (Broad.).

Abroad etymology ?

Abroad detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
brood Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Broad.
abrood Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
abroad English (eng) (rare) Countries or lands abroad. [First attested in the mid 19th century.] Throughout, over. (dated) At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350.)]. (dated) Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; moving without restriction. [First attested in the late 15th century.]. (sports) Played elsewhere than one's home [...]

Words with the same origin as abroad

Descendants of a-
abe aboard ace adrift ae afar afloat ahold amelia around arouse ashore aside asleep nowadays round
Descendants of brood
broad broadcast broadcasting broadway width