thrash etymology

English word thrash comes from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁-, and later Proto-Germanic *þreskaną (To thresh.)

Detailed word origin of thrash

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*terh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) rub, twist
*þreskaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To thresh.
þrescan Old English (ang) To thresh.
þerscan Old English (ang)
threschen Middle English (enm)
thrasshen Middle English (enm)
thrash English (eng) (music) A particularly aggressive and intense form of heavy metal music with a focus on speed, technical precision, and alternate picking.. A beat or blow; the sound of beating. (computing) In computer architecture, to cause poor performance of a virtual memory (or paging) system.. (software) To extensively test a software system, giving a program various inputs and observing the behavior [...]

Words with the same origin as thrash

Descendants of *terh₁-
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