жрать etymology

Russian word жрать comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃-, and later Proto-Slavic *žerti (To devour, glut.)

Detailed word origin of жрать

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷerh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to devour
*gerˀtei Proto-Balto-Slavic (ine-bsl-pro)
*žьrati Proto-Slavic (sla-pro)
*žerti Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) To devour, glut.
жьрати Old East Slavic (orv)
жрать Russian (rus) (humorous) to eat. To devour, gorge, gobble, guzzle.

Words with the same origin as жрать

Descendants of *gʷerh₃-
гора горло ожерелье