murder etymology

English word murder comes from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥-, and later Proto-Germanic *murþrą (Murder.)

Detailed word origin of murder

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mŕ̥trom Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*murþrą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Murder.
morþor Old English (ang) Great sin or crime, enormity. Murder.
mourdre Middle English (enm)
murder English (eng) (countable) An act of deliberate killing of another being, especially a human.. (countable, collective) A group of crows; the collective noun for crows.. (uncountable) The crime of deliberate killing of another human.. (uncountable, legal, in jurisdictions which use the felony murder rule) The commission of an act which abets the commission of a crime the commission of which causes the death [...]

Words with the same origin as murder

Descendants of *mr̥-
mort mortgage mortuary murderous