moody etymology

English word moody comes from Proto-Germanic *mōdaz (Anger. Mind, sense. Zeal, boldness, courage.)

Detailed word origin of moody

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Anger. Mind, sense. Zeal, boldness, courage.
*mōdagaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
mōdiġ Old English (ang)
modig Old English (ang) Brave, courageous. Passionate, high-spirited.
modi Middle English (enm)
moody English (eng) (slang) dodgy or stolen. Given to sudden or frequent changes of mind; temperamental.. Dour, gloomy or brooding. Sulky or depressed.

Words with the same origin as moody

Descendants of *mōdaz
mood mud muddy