team etymology

English word team comes from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

Detailed word origin of team

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*teuhōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*taugmaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*taumaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A tie; tether; rope; cord; strap; leash; bridle. Birth; line; lineage; offspring. That which is tied or bound together; group; team.
tēam Old English (ang)
teme Middle English (enm)
team English (eng) (intransitive) To form a group, as for sports or work.. (intransitive, by extension) To go together well; to harmonize.. (transitive) To convey or haul with a team. (UK, legal, obsolete) A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and [...]

Words with the same origin as team

Descendants of *tēkaną
conduct douche duke educated education introduce introduction mistake participate produce product production reduce seduce take taken tie token touch tow tower toy tuck tucker