Barn etymology


Swedish word barn comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewe-, and later Proto-Indo-European *bʰéreti (To be carrying.)

Etymology of barn

Detailed word origin of barn

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bʰrewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bʰrē- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to carry, to bear, to carry, transport, to carry, bear
*bʰéreti Proto-Indo-European (ine) To be carrying.
*bēriz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bearable, fruitful, viable. Pertaining to bearing, carrying.
*barną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Child.
barn Old Norse (non) Child.
barn Old Swedish (gmq-osw) Child.
barn Swedish (sv) (someone's) child, offspring (a son or daughter). (someone's) creation, invention. (uncountable) barn; a unit of area in nuclear physics. A child (a young person). A descendant (e.g. children of Abraham). A follower (e.g. God's children).