row etymology

English word row comes from Proto-Germanic *rūnō, Proto-Indo-European *krok-, Proto-Indo-European *rē(w)-, Proto-Indo-European *krewp-, Old English (ca. 450-1100) rāw, Proto-Indo-European *krewh₂-, and later Old English (ca. 450-1100) run (Advice, counsel. Mystery, secret. Writing; a rune.)

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Detailed word origin of row

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rūnō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rune (letter of the Germanic runic alphabet). Secret, mystery.
*krok- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rē(w)- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) quiet, quiet, calm
*krewp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
rāw Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*krewh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
run Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Advice, counsel. Mystery, secret. Writing; a rune.
rūn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*hrugnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spawn of frogs or fish; roe.
*hrewwōn Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hriwwiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sad, sorrowful, regretful, penitant.
*hrawaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Raw, uncooked.
*hrogn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hreow Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Grief. Repentance.
*rōwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Calmness, quiet, tranquility, peace. Repose, rest.
Old Norse (non)
Faroese (fao) Peace, quiet, rest.
Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
hrēow Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
rawe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
row English (eng) A line of entries in a table, etc., going from left to right, as opposed to a column going from top to bottom.. A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc.

Words with the same origin as row

Descendants of *rūnō
roe round
Descendants of *krok-
rail railroad railway retro rock rocket rook
Descendants of rāw
raw rowdy rue ruth ruthless
Descendants of *krewh₂-
crude cruel cruelty violent