grene etymology

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

Detailed word origin of grene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰreh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grow
*grōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (plant) to grow. To green.
*gʰrōni- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grōniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Green.
grēne Old English (ang)
grene Middle English (enm) Green.

Words with the same origin as grene

Descendants of *gʰreh₁-
arbour erbe erbour gers gras grasen gres gresen growen