girth etymology

Middle English word girth comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰerdʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *gerdō (Girdle.)

Detailed word origin of girth

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰerdʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to enclose
*gerdō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Girdle.
gjǫrð Old Norse (non)
gyrth Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as girth

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