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English word pregnant comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) preindre.

Pregnant etymology ?

Pregnant detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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

Descendants of preindre
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