neighbour etymology

Middle English word neighbour comes from Old English gebur (Inhabitant; farmer, husbandman.), Proto-Germanic *gabūrô, Proto-Germanic *nēhwa-

Detailed word origin of neighbour

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gebur Old English (ang) Inhabitant; farmer, husbandman.
*gabūrô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*nēhwa- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*nēhwagabūrô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Neighbour.
nēahġebūr Old English (ang)
neighebor Middle English (enm) Citizen. Neighbour.

Words with the same origin as neighbour

Descendants of gebur
neighebor neihebur