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English word first comes from Proto-Germanic *furistaz (First, foremost.), Proto-Indo-European *pres-, Proto-Indo-European *porst-.

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First detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*furistaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) First, foremost.
*pres- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*porst- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*furist Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) At first, firstly, in the first place.
*fres Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*firstiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Post, ridge of a roof. Summit, peak.
*frestą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) An appointed time; date.
frist Old English (ang)
fyrst Old English (ang) First. Foremost. Original. Principal, chief.
furst Middle English (enm)
first English (eng) (obsolete) Time; time granted; respite.

Words with the same origin as first

Descendants of *furistaz
Descendants of *pres-
blueprint espresso express expression fingerprint footprint impress impression imprint oppression pregnant press pressure print suppress