preach etymology

English word preach comes from Latin prae (Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.), Proto-Indo-European *preh₂-, Latin dico, Proto-Indo-European *diǵ-, Latin dico

Detailed word origin of preach

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prae Latin (lat) Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.
*preh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dico Latin (lat) I appropriate to, devote to, assign to, set apart for.. I consecrate, deify.. I dedicate, devote.
*diǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dico Latin (lat) (legal, followed by ad) I plead (before).. I affirm, assert (positively).. I appoint, name (to an office).. I call, name.. I declare, state.. I say, utter; mention; talk, speak.. I speak in reference to, refer to.. I tell.
dictatum Latin (lat) Dictated lessons or exercises. Things dictated.
praedicere Latin (lat)
precchier Old French (fro)
prechier Old French (fro) To preach.
prechen Middle English (enm) To preach.
preach English (eng) (obsolete) A religious discourse. (intransitive) To give a sermon.. (transitive) To advise or recommend earnestly.. (transitive) To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.. (transitive) To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.

Words with the same origin as preach

Descendants of prae
depending preacher precinct precise predict prefer preliminary preparation prepare preserve president presume pretend prevent previous price prime prison prisoner prize rendezvous rent rental surprise surrender
Descendants of *preh₂-
brave bravo first for forbid forbidden forgive forgiveness form former program
Descendants of dico
avenge dedicate dedication index indicate judge judgement judgment judgmental judicial jug prediction prejudice vendetta vengeance
Descendants of *diǵ-
Descendants of dico
addict addiction addictive benedict condition contradict contradiction dictate dictator dictatorship dictionary directory ditto indictment verdict