broad etymology

English word broad comes from Proto-Germanic *braidaz (Broad, wide.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰroh₁tús, Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁-, Proto-Germanic *brōaną (To singe, warm, brew.), Proto-Germanic *brazdaz

Detailed word origin of broad

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*braidaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Broad, wide.
*bʰroh₁tús Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰrewh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*brōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To singe, warm, brew.
*brazdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
brad Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Broad.
*bʰerē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bruzdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Point, spike, thorn.
*brēdô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Flesh, meat. Muscle.
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).
brād Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*brōduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brood; breeding. Heat, warmth, incubation.
brōd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
brode Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
broad English (eng) (UK) A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.. (UK, historical) A British gold coin worth 20 shillings, issued by the Commonwealth of England in 1656.. (US, dated) A woman or girl.. (dated) A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders. (Gaelic languages) Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.. [...]

Words with the same origin as broad

Descendants of *braidaz
abroad bread broadcast broadcasting broadway brood width
Descendants of *bʰroh₁tús
brad braid breed breeding
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