grove etymology

Middle English word grove comes from Proto-Indo-European *gherbh-, Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ-, Old English grāfa, Old English graf (Grove.)

Detailed word origin of grove

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gherbh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʰrābʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to dig, scratch, scrape
grāfa Old English (ang)
graf Old English (ang) Grove.
*grabaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To dig. To engrave, scratch.
*grōbō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hole, ditch, pit.
*grabō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*grōf Old English (ang)
græf Old English (ang) Grave.
grafe Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as grove

Descendants of *gherbh-
begraven gar garbe gare garen garfysche garren gere gersum grafe graven greve greyve grofe groof grope groupe grov græf yare yaren yerken ȝare ȝarken
Descendants of grāfa