brood etymology

Middle English word brood comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁-, Proto-Germanic *braidaz (Broad, wide.)

Detailed word origin of brood

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰrewh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*braidaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Broad, wide.
*bʰerē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*brēdô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Flesh, meat. Muscle.
brād Old English (ang)
brood Middle English (enm) Broad.

Words with the same origin as brood

Descendants of *bʰrewh₁-
bard barwe bearm berde bernen bird birlen birnen birr bordcloth bordure braith bre breaden brembel brennen broth broun burn byrde byrthen frien preferren steopbearne steopbern
Descendants of *braidaz
brede breedthe brode