Beaver etymology


English word beaver comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreu-, Proto-Indo-European *bhebhrus, and later Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.)

Etymology of beaver

Detailed word origin of beaver

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bʰreu- Proto-Indo-European (ine) shining, brown
*bhebhrus Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine) Beaver.
*bherw- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bebruz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Beaver.
beofor Old English (ang) Beaver.
bever Middle English (enm)
beaver English (en) (coarse, slang) The pubic hair and/or vulva of a woman.. A brown colour, like that of a beaver.. A hat, of various shape, made from a felted beaver fur (or later of silk), fashionable in Europe between 1550 and 1850.. An aquatic rodent of the genus Castor, having a wide, flat tail and webbed feet.. Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woollen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.. The fur of the [...]

Words with the same origin as beaver

Descendants of *bʰreu-

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