good etymology

English word good comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰadʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *gōdaz (Good.)

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Detailed word origin of good

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰadʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to gather, align, match
*gōdą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gadaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Good.
gōd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
goude Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
good English (eng) (nonstandard) Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.

Words with the same origin as good

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