Other Word Forms of Beard
Origin of Beard
From Middle English berd, from Old English beard, from Proto-Germanic *bardaz (compare West Frisian burd, Dutch baard, German Bart), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰ-eh₂ (compare Latin barba, Lithuanian barzda, Russian борода (borodá)).
Middle English berd from Old English beard bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Originally a nickname for someone with a beard.
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