good etymology

English word good comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰutós (Invoked. Poured.), Proto-Indo-European *gʰadʰ-

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Detailed word origin of good

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰutós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Invoked. Poured.
*gʰadʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to gather, align, match
*guþóm Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gōdą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gadaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gudą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) God, deity.
*gōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Good.
god Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Good, appropriate, pleasing God, the Christian god. God Good; goodness, benefit, well-being.
god Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) God God, the Christian god.
god Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Good, appropriate, pleasing Good; goodness, benefit, well-being.
gōd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
god Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) God.
good English (eng) That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation. (US) Satisfied or at ease. (colloquial) With "and", extremely.. (obsolete) Real; actual; serious.. (of capabilities). (of food). (of people). (of properties and qualities). (of quantities). Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.. Acting in the interest of what is [...]

Words with the same origin as good

Descendants of *ǵʰutós
anyone bye giddy god goddamn goddess godfather godmother gods golly goodbye goodness goodnight goody gosh gospel lullaby od one someone un wan yan yen
Descendants of *gʰadʰ-
battle battlefield beast best better gather