brand etymology

Dutch word brand comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrenu-, and later Frankish *brand (Fire, firebrand, flaming sword.)

Detailed word origin of brand

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰrenu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to burn, burn, fire
*brandaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Burning; flaming. Fire; flash; flame. Firebrand; torch. Sword.
*brand Frankish (frk) Fire, firebrand, flaming sword.
*brand Old Dutch (odt)
brant Middle Dutch (dum) Burn (mark on the skin or something else). Burning piece of wood. Fire. Firewood, fuel.
brand Dutch (nld) Fire (such as a house fire).

Words with the same origin as brand

Descendants of *bʰrenu-
brandbaar branden brandpunt