Bury etymology


English word bury comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰérǵʰonts (High.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH-

Etymology of bury

Detailed word origin of bury

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bʰergʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine) high, heights
*bʰérǵʰonts Proto-Indo-European (ine) High.
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine) Beaver.
*bʰerH- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to pierce, strike
*berganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To preserve, to keep. To protect, to save. To take care of.
*barjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To beat, strike.
*bʰr̥gʰye- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*berian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*burgijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To keep safe, hide, bury.
byrġan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
byrgan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To bury. To hide.
beryen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
bury English (en) (transitive) To place in the ground.. (transitive) To ritualistically inter in a grave or tomb.. (transitive, figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon.. (transitive, figuratively) To score a goal.. (transitive, figuratively) To suppress and hide away in one's mind.. (transitive, often, figurative) To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth or another substance.. (transitive, slang) To [...]

Words with the same origin as bury

Descendants of *bʰergʰ-

bargain berry harbor harbour

Descendants of *bʰébʰrus


Descendants of *bʰerH-

bored interfere