Find etymology


English word find comes from Proto-Indo-European *pontHo-, Proto-Indo-European *(s)prey-, Proto-Germanic *sprīþaną (To break up, become scattered.)

Etymology of find

Detailed word origin of find

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*pontHo- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*(s)prey- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*sprīþaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To break up, become scattered.
*finþaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To find, to discover, to come upon.
*spraidijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
sprǣdan Old English (ang)
findan Old English (ang) To find, meet.
finden Middle English (enm) (transitive) to find; to discover.
find English (en) (intransitive, hunting) To discover game.. (intransitive, legal) To determine or judge.. (transitive) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.. (transitive) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.. (transitive) To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.. (transitive) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.. (transitive) To [...]

Words with the same origin as find

Descendants of *pontHo-

finder path patrol spread