breed


breed
{{11}}breed (n.) "race, lineage, stock" (originally of animals), 1550s, from BREED (Cf. breed) (v.). Of persons, from 1590s. Meaning "kind, species" is from 1580s.
{{12}}breed (v.) O.E. bredan "bring young to birth, carry," also "cherish, keep warm," from W.Gmc. *brodjan (Cf. O.H.G. bruoten, Ger. brüten "to brood, hatch"), from *brod- "fetus, hatchling," from PIE *bhreue- "burn, heat" (see BROOD (Cf. brood)). Original notion of the word was incubation, warming to hatch. Sense of "grow up, be reared" (in a clan, etc.) is late 14c. Related: Bred; BREEDING (Cf. breeding).

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