deed etymology

Middle English word deed comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰautós, and later Proto-Germanic *dawjaną (To die.)

Detailed word origin of deed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰautós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dawjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To die.
*dʰowHtós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*daudaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dead.
dēad Old English (ang)
deed Middle English (enm) Dead (no longer alive).

Words with the same origin as deed

Descendants of *dʰew-
adweschen at do da daf ded deef deeth def deor dere dereling derth derþe dien dier do donne dun dun- dunne dust dwinen overdeed steem stem
Descendants of *dʰautós
halfdede