soak etymology

English word soak comes from Proto-Indo-European *seug-, Proto-Indo-European *sewḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *sāg(')-, Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g-, and later Proto-Germanic *sūganą (To suck. To suckle.)

Detailed word origin of soak

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*seug- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sewḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sāg(')- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to track
*seh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to seek out
*sūganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To suck. To suckle.
*suḱnéh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sōknō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*sōkniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dispute; quarrel; contest; struggle; fight. Investigation; probe; examination; inquiry.
*sukōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*sukkōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To suck.
socn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (Anglo-Saxon, _, legal) Frequently used in connection with sacu: The exercise of judicial power; jurisdiction; right of inquisition; right of seeking, taking, or levying fines; revenue. A desiring; attempt to acquire (something); probing. A place of attendance; a resort. A seeking with hostile intent; an attack. A seeking; search; exploration. A visit; visiting. Protection; refuge; [...]
sōcn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
socian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
soken Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
soak English (eng) (Australia) A low-lying depression that fills with water after rain.. (slang, British) A drunkard.. An immersion in water etc. (ceramics, transitive) To hold a kiln at a particular temperature for a given period of time.. (figurative, transitive) To absorb; to drain.. (figurative, transitive) To take money from.. (intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.. [...]

Words with the same origin as soak

Descendants of *seug-
cocksucker homesick seasick sick sickness sook suck sucker
Descendants of *seh₂g-
beseech forsake sack sake say seek seeking sock