roast etymology

English word roast comes from Proto-Indo-European *rews-, Proto-Indo-European *reus-, and later Proto-Germanic *raustijaną (To roast.)

Detailed word origin of roast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rews- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*reus- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to crasckle, roast
*raustijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To roast.
*rōstijan Frankish (frk)
*rōstjan Frankish (frk)
rostir Old French (fro) To roast (specifically, to cook on an open fire). To torture by subjecting to fire.
rosten Middle English (enm)
roast English (eng) (metalworking) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.. (transitive, figuratively) To admonish someone vigorously. (transitive, figuratively) To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.. (transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly [...]

Words with the same origin as roast

Descendants of *rews-
rush