strength etymology

English word strength comes from Proto-Germanic *strangaz (Strong. Tight, strict, straight.), Proto-Germanic - iþō

Detailed word origin of strength

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*strangaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Strong. Tight, strict, straight.
- iþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*strangiþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Strength.
strengþu Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Moral strength; virtue. Physical strength; power to do; force; vigour; fortitude; efficacy. Severity; violence.
strengþo Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
strengthe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Strength.
strength English (eng) (obsolete) To give strength to; to strengthen. [12th-17th c.] (obsolete) A strong place; a stronghold.. A positive attribute.. The intensity of a force or power; potency.. The quality or degree of being strong.. The strongest part of something; that on which confidence or reliance is based.

Words with the same origin as strength

Descendants of *strangaz
strengthen strengths strong stronghold
Descendants of - iþō
betrothed depth filth filthy health healthy length theft truth truthful warmth width wrath