Preach etymology


English word preach comes from Latin prae (Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.), Proto-Indo-European *preh₂-, Latin dico, Proto-Indo-European *diǵ-, Latin dico

Etymology of preach

Detailed word origin of preach

Dictionary entry Language Definition
prae Latin (lat) Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.
*preh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
dico Latin (lat) I appropriate to, devote to, assign to, set apart for.. I consecrate, deify.. I dedicate, devote.
*diǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
dico Latin (lat) (legal, followed by ad) I plead (before).. I affirm, assert (positively).. I appoint, name (to an office).. I call, name.. I declare, state.. I say, utter; mention; talk, speak.. I speak in reference to, refer to.. I tell.
dictatum Latin (lat) Dictated lessons or exercises. Things dictated.
praedicere Latin (lat)
precchier Old French (fro)
prechier Old French (fro) To preach.
prechen Middle English (enm) To preach.
preach English (en) (obsolete) A religious discourse. (intransitive) To give a sermon.. (transitive) To advise or recommend earnestly.. (transitive) To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.. (transitive) To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.

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