pal etymology

English word pal comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₂trós, and later Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰráHtā (Brother.)

Detailed word origin of pal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰreh₂trós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰráHtā Proto-Indo-Iranian (iir-pro) Brother.
*bʰráHtā Proto-Indo-Aryan (inc-pro) Brother.
भ्रातृ Sanskrit (san) (by extension) kinsman, relative. (figuratively) friend. Brother. Cousin (especially paternal cousin).
phral Romany (rom) Brother.
phal Angloromani (rme)
pal English (eng) (colloquial) A friend, buddy, mate, cobber, someone to hang around with. Be friends with, hang around with.