good etymology

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

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Detailed word origin of good

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰedʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to unite, to join, to fit, to be suitable, to join, to unite, to unite, be associated, suit, to unite, be associated, be suitable
*gōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Good.
*gōdōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (transitive) To make good; make better; improve.
gōdian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
godien Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
good English (eng) (intransitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To benefit; gain.. (intransitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To make improvements or repairs.. (intransitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.. (reflexive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.. (transitive, now, chiefly, _, dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to [...]

Words with the same origin as good

Descendants of *gʰedʰ-
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