grave etymology

Middle English word grave comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ-, Proto-Germanic *grabaną (To dig. To engrave, scratch.), Old English grāfa

Detailed word origin of grave

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰrābʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to dig, scratch, scrape
*grabaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To dig. To engrave, scratch.
grāfa Old English (ang)
*grabō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
græf Old English (ang) Grave.
grove Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as grave

Descendants of *gʰrābʰ-
begraven grafe graven grofe groof grov grove græf
Descendants of *grabaną
greve greyve