lady etymology

English word lady comes from Proto-Germanic *daigijǭ (Kneader of bread; dairy-maid.), Old English hlāf

Detailed word origin of lady

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*daigijǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Kneader of bread; dairy-maid.
hlāf Old English (ang)
hlǣfdīġe Old English (ang)
hlæfdige Old English (ang) A form of courteous address; lady. A lady, the mistress of a household.. Noblewoman; queen. The Virgin Mary.
lavedi Middle English (enm)
lady English (eng) (UK, slang) A five-pound note. (Rhyming slang, Lady Godiva for fiver.). (Wicca) .. (attributive, with a professional title) Who is a woman.. (familiar) A wife or girlfriend; a sweetheart.. (historical) The mistress of a household.. (in the plural) A polite reference or form of address to women.. (ladies' or ladies) Toilets intended for use by women.. (polite, or, used by children) A woman: [...]

Words with the same origin as lady

Descendants of *daigijǭ
dairy dye dying ladyship landlady milady
Descendants of hlāf
landlord loaf lord lordship love lovely lover meatloaf milord