threshold etymology

English word threshold comes from Proto-Germanic *þreskaną (To thresh.), Proto-Germanic *-thlo

Detailed word origin of threshold

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*þreskaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To thresh.
*-thlo Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
þresċan Old English (ang)
þresċold Old English (ang)
threshold English (eng) (by extension) An entrance. (engineering) The quantitative point at which an action is triggered, especially a lower limit.. The bottom-most part of a doorway that one crosses to enter; a sill.. The outset of an action or project. The point of beginning or entry. The point where one mentally or physically is vulnerable in response to provocation or to particular things in general. As in [...]

Words with the same origin as threshold

Descendants of *þreskaną