infer etymology

Middle English word infer comes from English in-, English fare, Proto-Germanic *in ((+accusative) into. (+dative) in.), Proto-Germanic *farą (A means of passing, ford, ferry.)

Detailed word origin of infer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- English (eng) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
fare English (eng) (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.. (obsolete) a going; journey; travel; voyage; course; passage. A paying passenger, especially in a taxi.. Food and drink.. Money paid for a transport ticket.. Supplies for consumption or pleasure. (intransitive) To eat, dine.. (intransitive) To get along, succeed (well or badly); to be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be [...]
*in Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (+accusative) into. (+dative) in.
*farą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A means of passing, ford, ferry.
infær Old English (ang)
infer Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as infer

Descendants of in-
inmete inmette
Descendants of fare
thurghfare
Descendants of *in
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