Fresh etymology


English word fresh comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pereg-, Proto-Indo-European *pereg-, and later Proto-Germanic *frekaz (Greedy.)

Etymology of fresh

Detailed word origin of fresh

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*(s)pereg- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to be quick, twitch, sprinkle, splash, to strew, jerk, sprinkle, scatter, to shrug, be quick, twitch, splash, blast, to twitch, flip, shoot, splash, make a sound
*pereg- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*preg- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*frekaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Greedy.
freh Old High German (ca. 750-1050) (goh) Untamed.
vrech Middle High German (ca. 1050-1500) (gmh)
frech Middle High German (ca. 1050-1500) (gmh)
frech German (de) (of a child also) naughty. Cheeky, barefaced, rude.
fresh English (en) Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate; presumptuous; disrespectful; forward.. Sexually aggressive or forward; prone to caress too eagerly; overly flirtatious.

Words with the same origin as fresh

Descendants of *pereg-