breed etymology

English word breed comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrēǵ-, Proto-Germanic *brēdaną (To roast (meat). To warm, heat, broil.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewe-, Proto-Germanic *brōaną (To singe, warm, brew.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₁-, Proto-Germanic *braidaz (Broad, wide.)

Detailed word origin of breed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰrēǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to shine
*brēdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To roast (meat). To warm, heat, broil.
*bʰrewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*brōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To singe, warm, brew.
*bʰreh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*braidaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Broad, wide.
*breh- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bʰrē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to carry, to bear, to carry, transport, to carry, bear
*braidijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To broaden, make broad, extend.
*bregdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To flicker, flutter, jerk, tug (on), twitch, flinch, move, swing.
brǣdan Old English (ang)
*brōduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brood; breeding. Heat, warmth, incubation.
*brōdijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To breed. To keep warm; brood.
breġdan Old English (ang)
breden Middle English (enm)
breed English (eng) (informal) A group of people with shared characteristics.. A race or lineage; offspring or issue.. All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies. (intransitive) To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.. (obsolete, intransitive) To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, like young before birth.. (transitive) To give birth to; to be the native place of.. Of [...]

Words with the same origin as breed

Descendants of *bʰrēǵ-
brag braid bread breeding bride
Descendants of *brēdaną
Descendants of *bʰrewe-
bar barking base bear beer bird birth board born break breath breathe bridge broke broken brown buried burn bury difference fortune offer prefer suffer
Descendants of *brōaną
abroad brad broad broadcast broadcasting broadway brood width