ready etymology

English word ready comes from Proto-Indo-European *arēydʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *raidaz (Ready, arranged, prepared.)

Detailed word origin of ready

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*arēydʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*raidaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ready, arranged, prepared.
ræde Old English (ang) Ready, prompt, prepared; ready to ride, mounted (on a horse). Simple, plain. Skilled.
ȝerædi Middle English (enm)
ready English (eng) (slang) ready money; cash To make prepared for action. Inclined; apt to happen.. Liable at any moment.. Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert.. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient.. Prepared for immediate action or use.