ripe etymology

English word ripe comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rep-

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Detailed word origin of ripe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁rep- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rīpijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
rīpe Old English (ang)
ripe English (eng) (archaic) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.. (figuratively) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected. (legal) Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.. (obsolete) Intoxicated.. (of foods) Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow. (of fruits, vegetables, [...]

Words with the same origin as ripe

Descendants of *h₁rep-
rap rape rapid raven ravine ravishing