hurt etymology

English word hurt comes from Frankish *hūrt

Detailed word origin of hurt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*hūrt Frankish (frk)
hurter Old Northern French (fro-nor)
hertan Middle English (enm)
hurt English (eng) (archaic) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound or bruise.. (archaic) injury; damage; detriment; harm. (engineering) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.. (heraldiccharge) A roundel azure (blue circular spot).. A husk.. An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience) Pained.. Wounded, physically injured. (intransitive) To be painful.. (transitive) To cause [...]