braiden etymology

Middle English word braiden comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrēǵ-, and later Old English bregdan (To move back and forth, vibrate, bend. To weave, braid.)

Detailed word origin of braiden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰrēǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to shine
*breh- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bregdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To flicker, flutter, jerk, tug (on), twitch, flinch, move, swing.
bregdan Old English (ang) To move back and forth, vibrate, bend. To weave, braid.
brēdan Old English (ang)
bræiden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as braiden

Descendants of *bʰrēǵ-
abraiden abreiden brag braggen breden breiden bridel broiden broȝden brydel bræiden upbreiden