fruit etymology

English word fruit comes from Proto-Indo-European *bhrug-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHg-

Detailed word origin of fruit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bhrug- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰruHg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to use, enjoy, to make use of, to have enjoyment of
fructus Latin (lat) (by extension) effect, result, return, reward, success. Enjoyment, delight, satisfaction. Produce, product, fruit. Profit, yield, output, income.
fruit Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Fruit.
frut Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
fruit English (eng) To produce fruit, seeds, or spores. (as a modifier) Of, pertaining to, or having fruit; (of living things) producing or consuming fruit.. (botany) The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.. (dated, colloquial, derogatory) A homosexual or effeminate man.. An end result, effect, or consequence; [...]

Words with the same origin as fruit

Descendants of *bhrug-
broker fruitcake grapefruit
Descendants of *bʰruHg-
broken brook creek heartbroken