grand etymology

French word grand comes from Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə-, and later Old French grant (Big, large.)

Detailed word origin of grand

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ghrewə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
grandiorem Latin (lat)
grant Old French (fro) Big, large.
grand Middle French (frm) Big; large.
grand French (fra) (usually, capitalized) Great, an honorific title. Big, great, grand. Extensive, large. Great; big fat; an intensifier. Tall.

Words with the same origin as grand

Descendants of *ghrewə-
Grosjean engrosser grandement grandiose gros gros grain gros-grain grossement grossesse grossesse nerveuse grossier grossiste grossièrement grossièreté grossophobe