errand etymology

English word errand comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyH-, and later Proto-Germanic *airuz (Herald. Messager; servant.)

Detailed word origin of errand

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁eyH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*airuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Herald. Messager; servant.
*airundiją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Errand. Message.
ǣrende Old English (ang)
ærende Old English (ang) Message, errand.
erende Middle English (enm)
errand English (eng) (literary or archaic) A mission or quest.. A journey undertaken to accomplish some task.. A mundane mission of no great consequence, concerning household or business affairs (dropping items by, doing paperwork, going to a friend's house, etc.). An oral message trusted to a person for delivery.. The purpose of such a journey. (intransitive) To go on an errand.. (transitive) To send someone on [...]

Words with the same origin as errand

Descendants of *h₁eyH-
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