Hard etymology


English word hard comes from Proto-Indo-European *kret-, and later Proto-Germanic *harduz (Brave. Hard.)

Etymology of hard

Detailed word origin of hard

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kret- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*harduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brave. Hard.
heard Old English (ang) Hard.
hard Middle English (enm)
hard English (en) (arts) Having a severe property; presenting a barrier to enjoyment.. (bodybuilding) Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.. (dated) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.. (of a road intersection) Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.. (of drink or drugs) Strong.. (of material or fluid) Having a severe property; presenting [...]

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