seek etymology

English word seek comes from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g-, Proto-Indo-European - -yeti, and later Proto-Indo-European *séh₂gyeti (To give a sign.)

Detailed word origin of seek

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*seh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to seek out
- -yeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*séh₂gyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To give a sign.
*sōkijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To seek, to look for.
secan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To seek, strive for.
sēċan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
seken Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) To seek.
seek English (eng) (intransitive, obsolete) To go, move, travel (in a given direction).. (transitive) To to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.. (transitive) To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.. (transitive) To try to find, to look for, to search.. (transitive) To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.

Words with the same origin as seek

Descendants of *seh₂g-
beseech forsake sack sake say seeking soak sock sucker
Descendants of - -yeti
arm armed bad cat celebrate challenge continue couple cure damn despite ear escape event excuse expect goddamn launch lie mention record respect search species