breiden etymology

Middle English word breiden 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 breiden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰrēǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*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)
braiden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as breiden

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