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You are viewing the etymology of saw meaning: (Noun) (obsolete) Dictate; command; decree.. (obsolete) Opinion, idea, belief; by thy ~, in your opinion; commune ~, common opinion; common knowledge; on no ~, by no means.. (obsolete) Proposal, [...](obsolete) Dictate; command; decree.. (obsolete) Opinion, idea, belief; by thy ~, in your opinion; commune ~, common opinion; common knowledge; on no ~, by no means.. (obsolete) Proposal, [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of saw.
English word saw comes from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷe-, Proto-Indo-European *sēik-, and later Proto-Germanic *sagō (A saw (tool).).

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Saw detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sekʷe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sēik- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to cut
*sokéh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sagō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A saw (tool).
saga Old English (ang) Saw (tool).
sawgh Middle English (enm)
saw English (eng) (obsolete) Dictate; command; decree.. (obsolete) Opinion, idea, belief; by thy ~, in your opinion; commune ~, common opinion; common knowledge; on no ~, by no means.. (obsolete) Proposal, suggestion; possibility.. (obsolete) Something spoken; speech, discourse.. (often old saw) A saying or proverb.

Words with the same origin as saw

Descendants of *sekʷe-
chainsaw jigsaw saga
Descendants of *sēik-
above because become before begin beginning believe belong between beyond but by bye health hold hole holy nice nor sex ship sign six whole