freight etymology

English word freight comes from Old Saxon frēht, Proto-Germanic *firi- (Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.), Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (Possessions, property.)

Detailed word origin of freight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
frēht Old Saxon (osx)
*firi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Expresses intensive or perfective meaning. Through, across.
*aihtiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Possessions, property.
eht Old Saxon (osx) Possession. Property.
*frēht Old Saxon (osx)
vracht Middle Low German (gml)
vracht Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum) Freight, load, cargo. Payment for cargo.
freyght Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
freight English (eng) (transitive) To transport (goods).. To load with freight. Also figurative. (figurative) Cultural or emotional associations.. Goods or items in transport.. Payment for transportation.. Transport of goods.

Words with the same origin as freight

Descendants of frēht
freighter
Descendants of *aihtiz
eight eighty ought