farm etymology

English word farm comes from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰerw-, Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, and later Proto-Germanic *ferhwō (Body, life.)

Detailed word origin of farm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*perkʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰerw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cloudiness, dirt; to dim, darken, tarnish, dull, to hold, hold tight, support
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ferhwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Body, life.
*firhu- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*dʰer-mo-s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) holding
*pórmos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*faraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To go, to travel.
feorh Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Life, principles of life, soul, spirit. Living being, person.
*fermō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Means of living, subsistence.
*firhuma- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
firmus Latin (lat) Faithful, steadfast, true. Stable, strong, firm.
*farmaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (nautical) a fare. (nautical) load; lading.
fearm Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
firma Latin (lat) Farm. Rent. Tax, tribute.
ferma Malayalam (mal)
ferme Anglo-Norman (xno)
ferm Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Firm.
farme Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
farm English (eng) (intransitive) To work on a farm, especially in the growing and harvesting of crops.. (obsolete) To lease or let for an equivalent, e.g. land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.. (obsolete) To take at a certain rent or rate.. (transitive) To devote (land) to farming.. (transitive) To grow (a particular crop).. (video games, chiefly, online gaming) To engage in grinding (repetitive [...]

Words with the same origin as farm

Descendants of *perkʷ-
ever everlasting every everybody everyday everything everywhere farmer farmhouse farming fear fearful fearless fearsome firm wherever whichever whoever whomever
Descendants of *dʰerw-
affirmative confirm confirmation dare dark darn door doorman doorstep doorway drain drained drift drive driven driveway driving drone drove dry infirmary screwdriver