girden etymology

Middle English word girden comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰerdʰ-, Old English gyrd, and later Proto-Germanic *gerdaną (To gird.)

Detailed word origin of girden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰerdʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
gyrd Old English (ang)
*gerdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To gird.
ȝeard Middle English (enm)
*gʰr̥dʰye/o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gurdijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To gird.
gyrdan Old English (ang) To gird.
gurden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as girden

Descendants of *gʰerdʰ-
court curtesie gardyn gerd gerdel gerth girth gurdel gyrden gyrth orchard orcherd thurgh-girt yard yerd ȝeard ȝerd
Descendants of gyrd
gerden