Green etymology


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

Etymology of green

Detailed word origin of green

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*gʰreh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to grow
*grōaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (plant) to grow. To green.
*gʰrōni- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*grōniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Green.
grēne Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
grene Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Green.
grœ̄ni Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
grene Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Green.
green English (en) (Philippines) Having a sexual connotation.. (cricket) Describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture.. (dated) Not fully roasted; half raw.. (dated) Of bacon or similar smallgoods: unprocessed, raw, unsmoked; not smoked or spiced.. (figurative) Environmentally friendly.. (figurative, of people) Inexperienced.. (figurative, of [...]

Words with the same origin as green

Descendants of *gʰreh₁-

grass grow herb