husband etymology

English word husband comes from Old Norse húsbóndi

Detailed word origin of husband

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
húsbóndi Old Norse (non)
hūsbunda Old English (ang)
housbonde Middle English (enm)
husband English (eng) (UK) A manager of property; one who has the care of another's belongings, owndom, or interests; a steward; an economist.. (UK, _, dialectal) A polled tree; a pollard.. (archaic) A prudent or frugal manager.. (obsolete) A tiller of the ground; a husbandman.. (obsolete) The master of a house; the head of a family; a householder.. A large cushion with arms meant to support a person in the [...]

Words with the same origin as husband

Descendants of húsbóndi