heed etymology

English word heed comes from Proto-Indo-European *kadʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *hōdaz (Shelter; cover; hood.)

Detailed word origin of heed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kadʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*xauda Scythian (xsc)
*hōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Shelter; cover; hood.
*hōdijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To shelter; defend; protect against; guard; heed.
hēdan Old English (ang)
hœ̄dan Old English (ang)
heden Middle English (enm)
heed English (eng) (intransitive, archaic) To pay attention, care.. (obsolete) To guard, protect.. (transitive) To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe. Careful attention.

Words with the same origin as heed

Descendants of *kadʰ-
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