grandmother etymology

English word grandmother comes from English mother, English grand- (Of a generation removed from the original noun.)

Detailed word origin of grandmother

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mother English (eng) A stringy, mucilaginous or film- or membrane-like substance (consisting of acetobacters) which develops in fermenting alcoholic liquids (such as wine, or cider), and turns the alcohol into acetic acid with the help of oxygen from the air. (intransitive, of an alcohol) To develop mother.. (transitive) To cause to contain . (figuratively) A female ancestor.. (figuratively) A source or origin.. [...]
grand- English (eng) Of a generation removed from the original noun.
grandmother English (eng) A female ancestor or progenitor.. A mother of someone's parent.

Words with the same origin as grandmother

Descendants of mother
Descendants of grand-
grandchild granddaughter grandpa grandson