road etymology

English word road comes from Finnish -e (Used for forming nouns from verbs or adjectives.), Proto-Indo-European *reydʰ-

Detailed word origin of road

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-e Finnish (fin) Used for forming nouns from verbs or adjectives.
*reydʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*raidō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the R-rune (ᚱ). Ride, journey.
raita Finnish (fin) Goat willow, Salix caprea (heraldry) bendlet. (obsolete) trace. Band. Stripe. Track.
rād Old English (ang)
rade Middle English (enm)
road English (eng) (US, Canada, sports, chiefly, attributive) At the venue of the opposing team or competitor; on the road. (US, railroads) A railway or (UK, railroads) a single railway track. [from 19th c.]. (figuratively) A path chosen in life or career. [from 17th c.]. (nautical, often, in the plural) A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. [from 14th c.]. [...]

Words with the same origin as road

Descendants of -e
raid railroad roadblock roadside
Descendants of *reydʰ-
bicycle bike cycle motorcycle override recycle ride