bow etymology

English word bow comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰāǵʰus, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵʰus (Arm.)

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Detailed word origin of bow

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰāǵʰus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) arm
*bʰeh₂ǵʰus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Arm.
*bōguz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Upper arm, shoulder.
*buog Old Dutch (odt)
boech Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum) Forearm. Front shank (of an animal).
bow English (eng) (nautical) The front of a boat or ship.

Words with the same origin as bow

Descendants of *bʰāǵʰus
bowman rainbow