Groom etymology


English word groom comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ (Earthling.), English bride, Proto-Germanic *gaumō, Proto-Germanic *gaumaz (Heed, attention.), Proto-Germanic *brūdiz (Bride.), Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₂w-

Etymology of groom

Detailed word origin of groom

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ǵʰmṓ Proto-Indo-European (ine) Earthling.
bride English (en) (obsolete) To make a bride of. (obsolete, figurative) An object ardently loved.. A woman in the context of her own wedding; one who is going to marry or has just been married.
*gaumō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gaumaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Heed, attention.
*brūdiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bride.
*ǵʰeh₂w- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*gumô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Man.
brȳd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*gōmô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Gum, palate.
guma Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (poetic) man, hero.
gaumr Old Norse (non)
gōma Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*brūdigumô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bridegroom, husband of the bride.
brydguma Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Bridegroom.
brȳdguma Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
bridegome Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
gume Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
bridegroom English (en) A man on his wedding day, just before it or a short time after it.
groom English (en) A man who is about to become or has recently become part of a married couple. Short form of bridegroom.

Words with the same origin as groom

Descendants of *ǵʰmṓ

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Descendants of *brūdiz