sere etymology

Middle English word sere comes from Proto-Indo-European *swé (Self (reflexive pronoun).), Proto-Indo-European *ḱrh₂esn, Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-, Proto-Germanic *sik, Latin cera, Late Latin cara, Proto-Germanic *siz

Detailed word origin of sere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swé Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Self (reflexive pronoun).
*ḱrh₂esn Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sik Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
cera Latin (lat) A wax image. A wax seal. A writing tablet covered with wax. Wax, beeswax, honeycomb.
cara Late Latin (LL)
*siz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*sek Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
κάρα Ancient Greek (grc)
sik Old Norse (non) Self.
cara Latin (lat) Face.
sér Old Norse (non)
ciere Old French (fro)
sere Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as sere

Descendants of *swé
ariht ariȝt rightwis se ser sich sik so soile sol sule swa swain swan swayn swe swein swich swilch swo swon swone swuch swulch
Descendants of *ḱerh₂-
corner hart heort herne hert hiren hirne horn horne huirne hurne hyrne inkhorn rather reother rether rither rodder rother rudder ruther unikorn