hatred-etymology2The word hatred developed from the word hate, and first appeared during the thirteenth century. Hate developed from several northern European languages. The verb “to hate” appeared as hatian in Old English, hatajanan in Proto-Germanic, haton in Old Saxon, hata in Old Norse, hassen in German, and hatan in the Gothic language. The noun “hate” developed from hete in Old English, hatis in Proto-Germanic, hattr in Old Norse, hat in Old Frisian, haat in Dutch, has in Old High German, hass in German, and hatis in Gothic. In Middle English the verb and noun of hate are conformed. Hatred is a combination of hate and the rare suffix -red from the Old English word raeden, meaning state or condition. Hate was expanded in 1967 when the phrase “hate mail” appeared. Hate was further expanded in 1988 when the phrase “hate crime” was first used. Hatred developed from many European languages, with the most influence coming from Old English.



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