Grass etymology


English word grass comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰorn-, Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁-, and later Proto-Germanic *grōaną ((plant) to grow. To green.)

Etymology of grass

Detailed word origin of grass

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ǵʰorn- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*gʰreh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to grow
*grōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (plant) to grow. To green.
*grōniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Green.
*grasą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Grass.
græs Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Grass.
gres Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
grass English (en) (transitive) To bring to the grass or ground; to land.. (transitive) To cover with grass or with turf.. (transitive) To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).. (transitive, or, intransitive, slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities. (countable) Various [...]

Words with the same origin as grass

Descendants of *ǵʰorn-


Descendants of *gʰreh₁-

green grow herb