bed etymology

English word bed comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰēdʰ-, and later Old English bedd (Bed.)

Detailed word origin of bed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰēdʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰodʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) plot, patch of ground
*badją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A dug plot of ground, patch, lair. A dug resting-place to lay the dead; burial plot; grave. Any resting-place; bed.
bedd Old English (ang) Bed.
bædd Old English (ang)
bedde Middle English (enm)
bed English (eng) (transitive) To dress or prepare the surface of (stone) so it can serve as a bed.. (transitive) To furnish with a bed or bedding.. (transitive) To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.. (transitive) To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or enclosed; to embed.. (transitive) To place in a bed.. (transitive) To set in a [...]