board etymology

English word board comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-edʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewe-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰerdʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *bheredh-, and later Proto-Germanic *burdą (Board, plank. Table.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word board. Currently you are viewing the etymology of board with the meaning: (Verb Noun) (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.. (transitive) To receive [...](intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.. (transitive) To receive [...]

Detailed word origin of board

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰer-edʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰrewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰerdʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bheredh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰr̥dʰ-o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰrē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to carry, to bear, to carry, transport, to carry, bear
*bʰer-dʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰr̥dʰóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*burdą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Board, plank. Table.
bord Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Plank. Table.
bord Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
board English (eng) (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.. (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.. (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.. (transitive) To write something on a board, especially a [...]

Words with the same origin as board

Descendants of *bʰer-edʰ-
aboard billboard border borderline cardboard dash keyboard onboard overboard skateboard spat
Descendants of *bʰrewe-
bar barking base bear beer bird birth born bread break breath breathe bridge broke broken brown buried burn bury difference fortune offer prefer suffer