drove etymology

English word drove comes from Proto-Germanic *drabaz (Dregs.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) drīfan, Old English (ca. 450-1100) drāf

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Detailed word origin of drove

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*drabaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dregs.
drīfan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
drāf Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*dræf Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
drof Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
drave English (eng) (archaic).
drove English (eng) (transitive) To finish (stone) with a drove chisel.. To herd cattle; particularly over a long distance.

Words with the same origin as drove

Descendants of drīfan
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