preacher etymology

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

Detailed word origin of preacher

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*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.
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.
prae Latin (lat) Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.
*diǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dictatum Latin (lat) Dictated lessons or exercises. Things dictated.
praedicere Latin (lat)
praedicator Latin (lat)
preecheor Old French (fro)
preacher English (eng) Someone who preaches a worldview, philosophy, or religion, especially someone who preaches the gospel; a clergyman.

Words with the same origin as preacher

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