strain etymology

English word strain comes from Latin struo, and later Proto-Germanic *streuną (Acquisition; booty. Heap; pile. Hoard; treasure.)

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Detailed word origin of strain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
struo Latin (lat) I compose, construct, build. I place, arrange. I ready, prepare.
*sterw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*streuną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Acquisition; booty. Heap; pile. Hoard; treasure.
ġestrēon Old English (ang)
strene Middle English (enm)
strain English (eng) (archaic) Race; lineage, pedigree.. (biology) A particular breed or race of animal, microbe etc.. (literary) Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; also, the pervading note, or burden, of a song, poem, oration, book, etc.; theme; motive; manner; style. (music) A portion of music divided off by a double bar; a complete musical period or sentence; a [...]

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