take etymology

English word take comes from Proto-Indo-European *deh₁g-, Old Norse tekinn, Proto-Indo-European *diǵ-, Proto-Indo-European *deig'-, and later Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

Detailed word origin of take

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deh₁g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
tekinn Old Norse (non)
*diǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*deig'- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to show
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*ġetacen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
taka Old Norse (non) To take.
*taikniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
tacan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To take. To touch, make contact with.
tācn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
tacen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Sign, omen, token.
takenn Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
take English (eng) (intransitive) To become; to be affected in a specified way.. (intransitive) To engage, take hold or have effect.. (intransitive) To get or accept (something) into one's possession.. (intransitive) To have the intended effect.. (intransitive, dialectal, proscribed) An intensifier.. (intransitive, of a, mechanical device) To catch; to engage.. (intransitive, of a, plant, etc) To begin to grow [...]

Words with the same origin as take

Descendants of *deh₁g-
conduct douche duke educated education introduce introduction mistake participate produce product production reduce seduce taken team tie token touch tow tower toy tuck tucker
Descendants of tekinn
intake overtake takeoff takeover undertake
Descendants of *diǵ-
Descendants of *deig'-
tack touchy