bold etymology

Middle English word bold comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlē-dʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰōw-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂w-, Proto-Indo-European *bū-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeld-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti, Proto-Indo-European - -yéti, Proto-Germanic *bʰeh₂utlom, and later Proto-Germanic *balþaz (Strong, bold.)

Detailed word origin of bold

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰlē-dʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰōw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰeh₂w- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bū- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰeld- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -yéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰeh₂utlom Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*balþaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Strong, bold.
*bultaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bolt.
beald Old English (ang) Bold.
*bʰuHyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be becoming, to be growing, to be appearing.
*bōþlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) House, dwelling.
*būaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To dwell, to reside.
bolt Old English (ang) Bolt.
beald Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bold

Descendants of *bʰlē-dʰ-
Baldwin ball balowe beeld beelden belewe belle belw blak blaken blenken blessen blikien blithe blodles blody bloo blood bogett boldeliche boldely enflamen flum folhardy inflative
Descendants of *bʰōw-
beel belden bele bil bile bill bille bocher bocket bond bosom bosum botel botle boueer bouk boun bule bulrish bun bune busken bustelen by
Descendants of *bʰeh₂w-
bilden bolt bottle buttle
Descendants of *bū-
bul bullok
Descendants of - -yéti
acatour bostlen buen chacer conceiven desayven dissayven fysike han hebben overhebben part-takynge perceiven shippwright shipwright upheven warkynge werken