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English word betroth comes from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (Faithful. True.), Proto-Indo-European *deru-, Proto-Germanic - iþō.

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Betroth detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*triwwiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Faithful. True.
*deru- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) solid, steadfast, firm, solid
- iþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*triwwiþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Promise, contract.
trīewþ Old English (ang)
treouthe Middle English (enm)
bitreuthien Middle English (enm)
betroth English (eng) To promise to give in marriage.. To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.

Words with the same origin as betroth

Descendants of *triwwiz
betrothed truce true truly truth truthful
Descendants of *deru-
ashtray durant during endure tar tray tread tree trey trot trough trust
Descendants of - iþō
depth filth health length strength strengthen theft warmth width wrath