greet etymology

Middle English word greet comes from Proto-Indo-European *gher-, Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə-, and later Proto-Germanic *greutaną (To grind, crush.)

Detailed word origin of greet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gher- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ghrewə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*greutaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grind, crush.
*grautaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Big, large. Coarse, crude.
grēat Old English (ang)
greet Middle English (enm) Great (large, significant).

Words with the same origin as greet

Descendants of *gher-
grai grei gresel grete gretnes gretnesse grette griet gril grillen grim grime grinden gris grisel griselle gross grot gruellen grullen grys gryt
Descendants of *ghrewə-
grand graund grond