Other Word Forms of Spider
Origin of Spider
From Middle English spithre, from Old English spÄ«der, spīþra (“spider"), from Proto-Germanic *spinþrô (“spider", literally, "spinner"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pend-, *(s)pen- (“to pull, stretch, spin"). Cognate with Scots spider (“spider"), West Frisian spin (“spider"), Dutch spin (“spider"), German Spinne (“spider"), Danish spinder (“spinner, spider"), Swedish spindel (“spider"). More at spin.
Middle English spither from Old English spīthra (s)pen- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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