overspreden etymology

Middle English word overspreden comes from Old English sprǣdan, Old English sprædan (To spread, expand; outspread, stretch forth.), English spread, English over-, Old English ofer-

Detailed word origin of overspreden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sprǣdan Old English (ang)
sprædan Old English (ang) To spread, expand; outspread, stretch forth.
spread English (eng) (intransitive) To proliferate; to become more widely present, to be disseminated. [from 13th c.]. (intransitive) To take up a larger area or space; to expand, be extended. [from 14th c.]. (intransitive, slang) To open one’s legs, especially for sexual favours. [from 20th c.]. (transitive) To cover (something) with a thin layer of some substance, as of butter. [from 16th c.]. (transitive) To [...]
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
ofer- Old English (ang) Used to form nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions having intensive force, or with a sense of "going over, above".
ofersprædan Old English (ang) To overspread, cover, bethatch.
ofersprǣdan Old English (ang)
overspreden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as overspreden

Descendants of sprǣdan
finden spreden
Descendants of over-
overborde overcomen oversenden oversitten overstrecchen
Descendants of ofer-
ouerclimben over hede over- over-hed overbiden overdeed overdriven overgon overhebben overholden overlayen overlepen overleven overliven overreden oversetten overshadwen overthrouen overwerken overwinnen owerheved