greed etymology

English word greed comes from Proto-Germanic *grēduz (Desire, hunger.), Proto-Germanic *-gaz, Proto-Germanic - gaz

Detailed word origin of greed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*grēduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Desire, hunger.
*-gaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) -y; forms adjectives from nouns and verbs with a sense of 'being, having, or doing'.
- gaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*grēdagaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Greedy. Hungry.
grǣdiġ Old English (ang)
grædig Old English (ang) (very) hungry, ravenous. Greedy, covetous.
gredy Middle English (enm)
greedy English (eng) (computer science, of an algorithm) That tries to find the global optimum by finding the local optimum at each stage.. (regular expressions) Tending to match as much text as possible.. Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.. Prone to overeat.
greed English (eng) A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.

Words with the same origin as greed

Descendants of *grēduz
Descendants of *-gaz
andy anyone bags busy easy funny guilty healthy heavy kitty maggie mommy movie one pretty pussy scary sexy silly someone sweetie tiny tony young youth
Descendants of - gaz
allegiance almighty dreary halibut hallowed handy handyman holiness holly holy lea leigh liege mighty sorry