dier etymology

Middle English word dier comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwés-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰew-, and later Proto-Germanic *deuzaz (Wild, fierce, bold.)

Detailed word origin of dier

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwés- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to run, flow
*dʰwésmi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰewsós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰewsóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*deuzaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Wild, fierce, bold.
*deuzą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (wild) animal, beast.
dȳr Old English (ang)
der Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as dier

Descendants of *dʰwés-
at do da deere deor der dere dereling derth derþe deure do dure
Descendants of *dʰew-
adweschen daf ded deef deeth def dien donne dun dun- dunne dust dwinen overdeed steem stem