breed etymology

Middle English word breed comes from English brent, Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewe-, and later Proto-Germanic *braudą (Bread. Fragment, piece.)

Detailed word origin of breed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
brent English (eng)
*bʰrewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰrēw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰrē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*braudą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bread. Fragment, piece.
brēad Old English (ang)
breed Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as breed

Descendants of brent
bever bourne brath bred breden bredyng bregg brennen brig brigg brod broilen broillen brood broth broun brugge brulen bryg burn burne burnischen burnysshen picbred
Descendants of *bʰrewe-
bare barow barwe berien berken berm berme bern beryen birlen bordcloth bordel braith brame breaden brethel brom bærd steopbearne yborn