pride: [OE] The original Old English noun for ‘pride’ was pryte, a derivative of the adjective prūd ‘proud’ (ancestor of modern English proud). This changed in the 11th century to pryde, probably under the influence of the adjective, and subsequently developed to pride. There is an isolated example of the use of the word for a ‘group of lions’ from the late 15th century, but the modern usage seems to be a 20th-century revival. => proud
late Old English pryto, Kentish prede, Mercian pride "pride, haughtiness, pomp," from prud (see proud). There is debate whether Scandinavian cognates (Old Norse pryði, Old Swedish prydhe , Danish pryd, etc.) are borrowed from Old French (from Germanic) or from Old English. Meaning "that which makes a person or people most proud" is from c. 1300. First applied to groups of lions late 15c., but not commonly so used until c. 1930. Paired with prejudice from 1610s.