sped etymology

Scots word sped comes from Proto-Indo-European *speh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *spē-/sphē-, Proto-Germanic - þiz, and later Proto-Germanic *spōaną (To prosper; succeed; be happy.)

Detailed word origin of sped

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*speh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*spē-/sphē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to succeed, turn out well
- þiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*spōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To prosper; succeed; be happy.
*spōdiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hurry, rush. Prosperity, success.
spēd Old English (ang)
sped Old English (ang) Success, prosperity.
spede Middle English (enm)
sped Scots (sco)

Words with the same origin as sped

Descendants of *speh₁-
spede spedie speid spone spuin spune
Descendants of - þiz
Birkenside bicht boucht drichtine dryft flicht flycht gleed lungasüte maucht micht mind mychty mynd sal sede seid seide shill side skuld warld warȝeld