yard etymology

Middle English word yard comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰerdʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer-, Proto-Germanic *gazdijō, and later Proto-Germanic *gardaz (Court, yard. Enclosure. Garden.)

Detailed word origin of yard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰerdʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to enclose
*ǵʰer- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gazdijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ġerd Old English (ang)
*gʰordʰ-o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gardaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Court, yard. Enclosure. Garden.
hortus Latin (lat) Garden (in a Roman villa).
Gerðr Old Norse (non) A female given name., name of a giantess in Norse mythology.
ġeard Old English (ang)
geard Old English (ang) Dwelling, court. Enclosure, an enclosed place. Region, land. Yard, garden.
ȝeard Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as yard

Descendants of *gʰerdʰ-
court curtesie gardyn gerd gerdel gerth girden girth gurdel gyrden gyrth orchard orcherd thurgh-girt yerd ȝeard ȝerd
Descendants of *ǵʰer-
gerden