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English word perform comes from Proto-Indo-European *pres-, and later Proto-Germanic *frumjaną (To accomplish. To perform, promote.).

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Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pres- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*frumjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To accomplish. To perform, promote.
parfornir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
*frumjan Frankish (frk)
fornir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To provide (for).
parfourmer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
performer Anglo-Norman (xno)
parfournen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
perform English (eng) To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it.. To do something; to execute.

Words with the same origin as perform

Descendants of *pres-
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