hungry etymology

English word hungry comes from Proto-Germanic *hungruz (Hunger.)

Detailed word origin of hungry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*hungruz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hunger.
*hungrugaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hungreġ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hungrig Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hungry Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
hungry English (eng) (figuratively) Eager, having an avid desire (‘appetite’) for something.. Affected by hunger; desiring of food; having a physical need for food.. Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved.

Words with the same origin as hungry

Descendants of *hungruz
hanger hunger