Cariad etymology


Welsh word cariad comes from Proto-Indo-European *kenh₂-, Proto-Indo-European *kh₂róti, and later Proto-Celtic *kareti (To desire, to wish.)

Etymology of cariad

Detailed word origin of cariad

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kenh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*kh₂róti Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*kareti Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) To desire, to wish.
*karɨd Proto-Brythonic (cel-bry-pro) To love.
karɨd Proto-Brythonic (cel-bry-pro)
caru Welsh (cym) (transitive) to love, like.
cariad Welsh (cym) Beloved (one); lover, sweetheart, darling, boyfriend, girlfriend}}. Love, charity, affection.