frist etymology

Middle English word frist comes from Proto-Germanic *furizô (Former.), Proto-Indo-European *perst-, Proto-Indo-European *pres-

Detailed word origin of frist

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

Words with the same origin as frist

Descendants of *perst-
ferst first frest fresten fristen frysten furst fyrst virst
Descendants of *pres-
depressen feorst forst impressen oppressen oppression preignant vrist