gers etymology

Middle English word gers comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰorn-, Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁-, and later Proto-Germanic *grōaną ((plant) to grow. To green.)

Detailed word origin of gers

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰorn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʰreh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (plant) to grow. To green.
*grōniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Green.
*grasą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Grass.
græs Old English (ang) Grass.
gras Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as gers

Descendants of *ǵʰorn-
garn yarn
Descendants of *gʰreh₁-
arbour erbe erbour gras grasen grene gres gresen growen