bread etymology

English word bread comes from Proto-Germanic *brōduz (Brood; breeding. Heat, warmth, incubation.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰrēḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₁-, Proto-Germanic *braidaz (Broad, wide.), Proto-Germanic *brēdaną (To roast (meat). To warm, heat, broil.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word bread. Currently you are viewing the etymology of bread with the meaning: (Verb Noun) (transitive) To form in meshes; net. A piece of embroidery; a braid.(transitive) To form in meshes; net. A piece of embroidery; a braid

Detailed word origin of bread

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*brōduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brood; breeding. Heat, warmth, incubation.
*bʰrēḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰreh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*braidaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Broad, wide.
*brēdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To roast (meat). To warm, heat, broil.
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Beaver.
*breh- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*braidijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To broaden, make broad, extend.
*brōdijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To breed. To keep warm; brood.
*bregdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To flicker, flutter, jerk, tug (on), twitch, flinch, move, swing.
bregdan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To move back and forth, vibrate, bend. To weave, braid.
brǣdan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
brēdan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
bræiden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
breden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
braid English (eng) (archaic, intransitive) To start into motion.. (obsolete) To reproach; to upbraid.. (obsolete, transitive) To make a sudden movement with, to jerk.. (transitive) To weave together, intertwine (strands of fibers, ribbons, etc.); to arrange (hair) in braids.. To mix, or make uniformly soft, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in preparing food. (obsolete) deceitful (obsolete) A sudden [...]
bread English (eng) (transitive) To form in meshes; net. A piece of embroidery; a braid.

Words with the same origin as bread

Descendants of *brōduz
abroad brad braid breed breeding broad broadcast broadcasting broadway brood width
Descendants of *bʰrēḱ-
brag bride
Descendants of *brēdaną
Descendants of *bʰébʰrus