frest etymology

Middle English word frest comes from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Proto-Indo-European *porst-, and later Proto-Germanic *furistaz (First, foremost.)

Detailed word origin of frest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*porst- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fres Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*furistaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) First, foremost.
*firstiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Post, ridge of a roof. Summit, peak.
*frestą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) An appointed time; date.
*furist Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) At first, firstly, in the first place.
frist Old English (ang)
fyrst Old English (ang) First. Foremost. Original. Principal, chief.
furst Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as frest

Descendants of *porst-
ferst first fresten frist fristen frysten furst fyrst virst