Other Word Forms of Belfry
Origin of Belfry
Borrowing from Old French berfrey (changed to have an l by association with bell), from Middle High German bërcvrit / bërvrit , possibly from Late Latin berefredus, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *bergafriþuz.
Middle English belfrei from Old North French belfroi alteration of Old French berfrei, berfroi bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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