race etymology

English word race comes from Proto-Indo-European *reh₁s-, and later Proto-Germanic *rēsō (A course. A running. A rush (of water).)

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Detailed word origin of race

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*reh₁s- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rēsō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A course. A running. A rush (of water).
rás Old Norse (non) Company, host. Course, channel. Race, running.
race Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
race English (eng) (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.. (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.. (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).. (transitive) To compete against in such a race. (computing) A race condition.. A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Several [...]

Words with the same origin as race

Descendants of *reh₁s-
racetrack