Born etymology


English word born comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰews-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰos-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰosós

Etymology of born

Detailed word origin of born

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine) Beaver.
*bʰews- Proto-Indo-European (ine) dross, sediment, brewer's yeast, dross, sediment
*bʰos- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bʰosós Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*berô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bear.
*bʰéreti Proto-Indo-European (ine) To be carrying.
*beuzą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Beer.
*beraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To carry, to bear.
bera Old English (ang) Bear.
bēor Old English (ang)
*bazaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bare, naked.
*bērō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) That which bears or carries; stretcher, bier.
beran Old English (ang) To bear, carry. To bring forth, produce, give birth. To sustain, support. To wear.
beren Middle English (enm)
ber Old English (ang) Bier; a litter to transport dead people.
bere Middle English (enm) Bear.
bear English (en) (colloquial) Something difficult or tiresome; a burden or chore. (cartomancy) The fifteenth Lenormand card.. (engineering) A portable punching machine.. (figuratively) A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person. [1579]. (finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities, or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices. [1744]. (nautical) A block covered with coarse matting, used to scour the [...]
born English (en) (obsolete) in other senses.. ; given birth to. Well suited to (some behaviour or occupation), as though from birth.

Words with the same origin as born

Descendants of *bʰébʰrus


Descendants of *bʰews-

bear beer ginger stubborn

Descendants of *bʰos-