brad etymology

English word brad comes from Proto-Germanic *brōaną (To singe, warm, brew.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁-, Proto-Germanic *brazdaz, Proto-Germanic *braidaz (Broad, wide.)

Detailed word origin of brad

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*brōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To singe, warm, brew.
*bʰrewh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*brazdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*braidaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Broad, wide.
*bʰroh₁tús Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰerē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bruzdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Point, spike, thorn.
brad Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Broad.
broddr Old Norse (non) A kind of shaft. Prick, goad. Spike. Sting (of an insect). The front of a column or body of men. The prime (of one's life).
*brōduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brood; breeding. Heat, warmth, incubation.
brōd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
brod Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
brad English (eng) (US, elementary school usage, particularly kindergarten and primary grades) A paper fastener, a fastening device formed of thin, soft metal, such as shim brass, with a round head and a flat, split shank, which is spread after insertion in a hole in a stack of pages, in much the same way as a cotter pin or a split rivet.. A thin, small nail, with a slight projection at the top on one side [...]

Words with the same origin as brad

Descendants of *brōaną
abroad braid bread breed breeding broad broadcast broadcasting broadway brood width
Descendants of *bʰrewh₁-
aboard bar base bear beer bird birth board born break breath breathe bridge broke broken brown buried burn bury fortune offer prefer suffer transfer