eager etymology

English word eager comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱst-, Spanish agriar (To sour, embitter.)

Detailed word origin of eager

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂eḱst- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
agriar Spanish (spa) To sour, embitter.
*h₂ḱrós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Sharp.
*akris Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Sharp. Sour-tasting.
acris Latin (lat)
egre Old French (fro)
eger Middle English (enm)
eager English (eng) (comptheory) Not employing lazy evaluation; calculating results immediately, rather than deferring calculation until they are required.. (obsolete) Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.. (obsolete) Sharp; sour; acid.. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.. Desirous; keen to do or obtain something.