build etymology

English word build comes from Proto-Indo-European *bū-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁s-, and later Proto-Germanic *bōþlą (House, dwelling.)

Detailed word origin of build

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bū- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰleh₁s- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bōþlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) House, dwelling.
*balþaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Strong, bold.
blod Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Blood.
*balþijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To make bold; animate; encourage.
*buþlijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To build.
bieldan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
bilden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
build English (eng) (computing, countable) Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.. (video games, slang, countable) Any structure, such as a building, statue, pool or forest, created by the player.. (countable, uncountable) The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body. (intransitive) To develop in magnitude or extent.. [...]

Words with the same origin as build

Descendants of *bū-
bill billboard boil boiled boiler boiling bull bulldog bullock bullshit
Descendants of *bʰleh₁s-
blast blaze