greten etymology

Middle English word greten comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰreh₁d-, and later Proto-Germanic *grētaną (To weep, to cry.)

Detailed word origin of greten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰreh₁d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grētaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To weep, to cry.
*grōtijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To address (an individual); greet. To address (an issue). To cause to weep; make cry. To scold.
grǣtan Old English (ang)
grētan Old English (ang)
greten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as greten

Descendants of *ǵʰreh₁d-
regraten regretten