derth etymology

Middle English word derth comes from English dear, English -th, Proto-Germanic - iþō, Proto-Germanic *diurijaz (Dear, precious. Expensive.)

Detailed word origin of derth

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dear English (eng) (obsolete) Fierce.. Severe, or severely affected; sore. Dearly; at a high price (obsolete) To endear. A beloved person. A very kind, loving person. (generally, _, dated) High in price; expensive.. (obsolete) Noble.. A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.. A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a [...]
-th English (eng) (no longer productive) Forming nouns from adjectives.. (no longer productive) Forming nouns from verbs of action. Used to form the ordinal numeral when the final term of the spelled number is not “first”, “second”, or “third”. (archaic) A variant of -eth, used to form the archaic third-person singular indicative present tense of verbs.
- iþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*diurijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dear, precious. Expensive.
*diuriþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dearness, costliness, preciousness. Glory, honour.
*dīerþu Old English (ang)
derth Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as derth

Descendants of dear
dereling derþe
Descendants of -th
reowthe reuthe rewthe ruthe warmth youhthe youthe ȝeoȝuthe ȝewethe ȝouthe ȝuwethe ȝuȝethe
Descendants of - iþō
bitreuthien depthe filth heelthe hountee lengthe lenthe merthe strengthe strenthe streynthe strynthe thefte theofthe thiefthe thufthe treuthe treuwethe trewthe wearmth wermthe wraththe wreththe
Descendants of *diurijaz
darlyng deere deorliche dere derely derling