Other Word Forms of Smother
Origin of Smother
From Middle English smothren, smortheren, alteration (due to smother, smorther (“a suffocating vapour, dense smoke", noun)) of Middle English smoren (“to smother"), from Old English smorian (“to smother, suffocate, choke"), from Proto-Germanic *smurōnÄ… (“to suffocate, strangle"). Cognate with Middle Low German smoren, smurten (“to choke, suffocate"), West Flemish smoren (“to smoke, reek"), Dutch smoren (“to suffocate, smother", also "to stew, simmer"), German schmoren (“to stew, simmer, braise").
From Middle English smother, smorther (“a suffocating vapour, dense smoke"), from Old English *smorþor (“smoke", literally “that which suffocates"), from smorian (“to suffocate, choke") + -þor (instrumental suffix).
Middle English smotheren from smorther dense smoke smolder
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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