overful etymology

Middle English word overful comes from Proto-Germanic *uber, Proto-Germanic *fullaz ((strong only) the whole, the entire. Full (not empty).)

Detailed word origin of overful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*uber Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (with accusative) over (moving across). (with dative) over, above (positioned above) Over, above.
*fullaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (strong only) the whole, the entire. Full (not empty).
*uberfullaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Overly full, full to overflowing.
oferfull Old English (ang)
overfulle Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as overful

Descendants of *uber
over over- overborde overcomen overdeed overfulle overgangen overgilden overhebben overholden overmorwe oversenden oversitten overspreden overstrecchen overthrouen
Descendants of *fullaz
careful folgen folȝen ful- fulfillen fulien fullen fullmake fullynge fylle myndefull nedeful needeful oferfullen pleyn senful shamefull sinful synful traitourfull volliche vulle wonderful wondirful