ahead etymology

English word ahead comes from Proto-Germanic *haiduz, Proto-Germanic *hōdaz (Shelter; cover; hood.), Proto-Indo-European *kaput-, Proto-Indo-European *káput, Proto-Indo-European *káput-

Detailed word origin of ahead

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*haiduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (in compounds) -hood. Appearance. Kind. Manner, way. Personality, character. Rank, degree, status. State, condition.
*hōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Shelter; cover; hood.
*kaput- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*káput Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*káput- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hād Old English (ang)
hōd Old English (ang)
*haubudą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Head.
heafod Old English (ang) (anatomy) head. Hair (of the head). Headman; master, chief.
hēafod Old English (ang)
hod Middle English (enm)
head English (eng) (fishing) To remove the head from a fish.. (intransitive) To form a head.. (intransitive) To move in a specified direction.. (intransitive) To originate; to spring; to have its course, as a river.. (obsolete) To behead; to decapitate.. (transitive) To be in command of. (See also head up.). (transitive) To strike with the head; as in soccer, to head the ball. To cut off the top of; to lop [...]
ahead English (eng) At an earlier time.. Having progressed more.. In or for the future.. In or to the front; in advance; onward.. In the direction one is facing or moving.

Words with the same origin as ahead

Descendants of *haiduz
dickhead forehead head headache headed heading headless headlights headline headmaster headmistress headphones headquarters heads hood hooded hoodie mutt overhead redhead shithead skunk warhead
Descendants of *hōdaz
Descendants of *kaput-
achieve cabbage cadet cap cape capital captain cattle chapter chef chief handkerchief