dere etymology

Middle English word dere comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwés-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰew-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰerh₃-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰō(w)-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰris, and later Proto-Germanic *diurijaz (Dear, precious. Expensive.)

Detailed word origin of dere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwés- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰerh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰō(w)- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰegʷʰris Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰwésmi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰórh₃eh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*diurijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dear, precious. Expensive.
*dʰewsós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dēore Old English (ang)
deore Old English (ang) Dearly Dear.
*dʰewsóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*deuzaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Wild, fierce, bold.
*darō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Injury; damage; harm.
*deuzą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (wild) animal, beast.
daru Old English (ang)
dȳr Old English (ang)
deere Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as dere

Descendants of *dʰwés-
at do da deere deor der dereling derth derþe deure dier do dure
Descendants of *dʰew-
adweschen daf ded deef deeth def dien donne dun dun- dunne dust dwinen overdeed steem stem
Descendants of *dʰerh₃-
deren derien
Descendants of *dʰegʷʰris
continuel fever liberal liberte librarie