bread etymology

English word bread comes from Proto-Germanic *braidaz (Broad, wide.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁-, Proto-Germanic - į̄

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Detailed word origin of bread

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*braidaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Broad, wide.
*bʰrewh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- į̄ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bʰerē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*braidį̄ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Breadth.
*brēdô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Flesh, meat. Muscle.
brǣdu Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
brǣd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
breedthe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
bread English (eng) (obsolete, or, UK, _, dialectal, Scotland) Breadth.

Words with the same origin as bread

Descendants of *braidaz
abroad brad braid 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
Descendants of - į̄
bright brighten fill fulfill fulfilled fulfilling full great greatly greatness greet hate hateful heat heating many refill