draw etymology

English word draw comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreǵʰ-, German *dʰerāgʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *draganą (To draw, to pull, to carry.)

Detailed word origin of draw

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰreǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰerāgʰ- German (deu)
*dʰreǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to pull, drag, scratch
*draganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To draw, to pull, to carry.
dragan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To draw, drag.
draga Old Norse (non) To draw, drag, pull.
dragen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
draw English (eng) (archery) The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.. (colloquial) Cannabis.. (cricket) The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. Different from a tie.. (curling) A shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.. (geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods [...]

Words with the same origin as draw

Descendants of *dʰreǵʰ-
draft drag drawing withdraw withdrawal
Descendants of *dʰerāgʰ-
drank drink drinker drinking drunk drunkard drunken