Fair etymology


English word fair comes from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱrós, Proto-Germanic - raz, and later Proto-Germanic *fagraz (Suitable, fitting, appropriate, nice.)

Etymology of fair

Detailed word origin of fair

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ph₂ḱrós Proto-Indo-European (ine)
- raz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*fagraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Suitable, fitting, appropriate, nice.
fæger Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Beautiful, good-looking, attractive.
fæġer Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
fager Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
fair English (en) Clearly, openly, frankly, civilly, honestly, favorably, auspiciously, agreeably (obsolete) A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women.. (obsolete) Fairness, beauty.. (obsolete) Good fortune; good luck.. A fair woman; a sweetheart.. Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective). (baseball) Between the baselines.. (literary, _, or, _, archaic) [...]