thread etymology

English word thread comes from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁-, Proto-Germanic - þuz, and later Proto-Germanic *þrēaną (To twist, to turn.)

Detailed word origin of thread

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*terh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) rub, twist
- þuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*þrēaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To twist, to turn.
*treh₁-tu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*þrēduz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Thread, twisted fibre.
þræd Old English (ang) Thread.
þrǣd Old English (ang)
þred Middle English (enm)
thread English (eng) (Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.. (computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, usually sharing memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.. (engineering) A screw thread.. (figurative) Composition; quality; fineness.. A filament, [...]

Words with the same origin as thread

Descendants of *terh₁-
attorney detour overthrow return thrash threshold throw throwing thrown tor tore tour tourism tower traitor trial try trying turn turned turning turnout
Descendants of - þuz
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