English word pregnant comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) preindre.
Pregnant detailed word origin explanation
|preindre || Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) || |
|prenant || Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) || |
|preignant || Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) || |
|pregnant || English (eng) ||(comparable) Having numerous possibilities or implications; full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.. (mostly, not comparable) Carrying developing offspring within the body.. (now, poetic) Fertile, prolific (usually of soil, ground etc.).. (obsolete) Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.. Expecting a baby together. A pregnant woman. |
Words with the same origin as pregnant