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You are viewing the etymology of saw meaning: (Noun Verb) A musical saw.. A sawtooth wave.. A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal (intransitive) To be cut with a saw.. (intransitive) To make a motion [...]A musical saw.. A sawtooth wave.. A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal (intransitive) To be cut with a saw.. (intransitive) To make a motion [...]. 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).).

Saw etymology history

Saw detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sekʷe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sēik- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*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) A musical saw.. A sawtooth wave.. A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal (intransitive) To be cut with a saw.. (intransitive) To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.. (transitive) To cut (something) with a saw.. (transitive) To form or produce (something) by cutting with a saw.

Words with the same origin as saw

Descendants of *sekʷe-
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Descendants of *sēik-
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