thought etymology

English word thought comes from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, Old English geþeaht, and later Proto-Germanic *þankijaną (To perceive, to think.)

Detailed word origin of thought

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tong- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
geþeaht Old English (ang)
*þankaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Gratitude; thanks. Remembrance. Thought; mind; consideration.
*þankijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To perceive, to think.
*þanhtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Thought, idea.
ġeþōht Old English (ang)
þōht Old English (ang)
ithoȝt Middle English (enm)
thought English (eng) (uncountable) The process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.. A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).. Form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.

Words with the same origin as thought

Descendants of *tong-
thank thankful thanks
Descendants of geþeaht
thoughtful thoughtless