Birth etymology


English word birth comes from Proto-Germanic *burdiz, Proto-Germanic *burþį̄ (Burden.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰŕ̥tis, Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.), Proto-Germanic *gaburjaną (To be due; beseem. To occur; happen. To rise; emerge.), Proto-Germanic *gaburjōną (To befit, be favorable for.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) byrde (Born, well-born, noble, rich.)

Etymology of birth

Detailed word origin of birth

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*burdiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*burþį̄ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Burden.
*bʰŕ̥tis Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine) Beaver.
*gaburjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be due; beseem. To occur; happen. To rise; emerge.
*gaburjōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To befit, be favorable for.
byrde Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Born, well-born, noble, rich.
*burþiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bearing, carrying. Birth. Pregnancy.
*byrðr Old Norse (non)
ġebyrian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
byrd Old Norse (non)
byrd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
burde Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
birthe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
birth English (en) A familial relationship established by childbirth. (countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.. (countable) An instance of childbirth.. (uncountable) The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.. (uncountable) The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.. That which is born. (dated, or, regional) To bear or give birth to (a child).. (figuratively) To [...]

Words with the same origin as birth

Descendants of *burdiz

bird birthday

Descendants of *bʰébʰrus