smeren etymology

Dutch word smeren comes from Proto-Indo-European *smérus (Grease.)

Detailed word origin of smeren

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*smérus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Grease.
*smerwą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Grease; butter; fat.
*smirwijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To smear, anoint.
*smirwen Old Dutch (odt)
smeren Middle Dutch (dum)
smeren Dutch (nld) (transitive) to corrupt, pay off. (transitive) to grease, oil etc. (to make run more smoothly). (transitive) to smear, to rub a substance. (transitive, by extension, of bread-like foods) to make, to butter.

Words with the same origin as smeren

Descendants of *smérus
besmeuren schoensmeer smeer smeer krijgen smerig smurrie