duct etymology

English word duct comes from Proto-Indo-European *deh₁g-, and later Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

Detailed word origin of duct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deh₁g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*déwketi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*déwkti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To lead. To pull, to draw.
*doukō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Lead.
duco Latin (lat) I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.
ductus Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) conveyance (of water); hence, a channel. Generalship. Leadership, leading.
duct English (eng) (obsolete) Guidance; direction.. A pipe, tube or canal which carries gas or liquid from one place to another.. An enclosure or channel for electrical cable runs. To channel something through a duct (or series of ducts).

Words with the same origin as duct

Descendants of *deh₁g-
conduct douche duke educated education introduce introduction mistake participate produce product production reduce seduce take taken team tie token touch tow tower toy tuck tucker