grow etymology

English word grow comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁-, and later Proto-Germanic *grōaną ((plant) to grow. To green.)

Detailed word origin of grow

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰreh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grow
*grōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (plant) to grow. To green.
grōwan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
growan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (of plants) to grow.
growen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
grow English (eng) (copulative) To assume a condition or quality over time.. (ergative) To become bigger.. (intransitive) To appear or sprout.. (intransitive, obsolete) To become attached or fixed; to adhere.. (transitive) To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.

Words with the same origin as grow

Descendants of *gʰreh₁-
grass grasshopper green greenhouse grown growth herb