Brain etymology


English word brain comes from Proto-Indo-European *memóne (To remember. To think, to be mindful.), Proto-Indo-European *mregʰ-

Etymology of brain

Detailed word origin of brain

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*memóne Proto-Indo-European (ine) To remember. To think, to be mindful.
*mregʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*mregʰmno- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bragną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brain.
bræġen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
brægen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Brain.
brain Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
brain English (en) (in the plural) Intellect.. (informal) An intelligent person.. (plurale tantum) A person who provides the intelligence required for something.. (singular) An intellectual or mental capacity.. (slang, vulgar) oral sex. By analogy with a human brain, the part of a machine or computer that performs calculations.. The control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull [...]

Words with the same origin as brain

Descendants of *memóne

mine moon moonlight undermine