forest etymology

English word forest comes from Latin foras (Outside, outdoors (destination).), Proto-Indo-European *pérkus, Proto-Indo-European *perkʷu-, Late Latin foresta

Detailed word origin of forest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
foras Latin (lat) Outside, outdoors (destination).
*pérkus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*perkʷu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
foresta Late Latin (LL)
Carolingian Latin (lat)
*furahō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*furhiþą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Forest, woodland.
*furhist- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*forhist Frankish (frk)
foresta Malayalam (mal)
foresta Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) wood, forest.
forest Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Forest, royal hunting ground.
forest Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
forest English (eng) (transitive) To cover an area with trees. (computing, Microsoft Windows) A group of domains that are managed as a unit.. (graph theory) A graph with no cycles; i.e., a graph made up of trees.. (historical) A defined area of land set aside in England as royal hunting ground or for other privileged use; all such areas.. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than [...]

Words with the same origin as forest

Descendants of foras
foreign foreigner rainforest
Descendants of *pérkus
cork corky fir u us