thru etymology

English word thru comes from Proto-Germanic *þurhw ((+accusative) through.), English English, English American, Proto-Germanic *þrūhs (Trough, dish.)

Detailed word origin of thru

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*þurhw Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (+accusative) through.
English English (eng) (Amish) Non-Amish, so named for speaking English rather than a variety of German.. English-language; of or pertaining to the language, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which developed in England.. Of or pertaining to England.. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.. Of or pertaining to the people of England (to Englishmen and Englishwomen). (Amish, collective plural) The non- [...]
American English (eng) Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American.". Of, from, or pertaining to the United States of America, its people or its culture. (uncountable, US, _, printing, rare, dated) A size of type smaller than German, 1-point type.. An indigenous inhabitant of the Americas; a Native American or an American Indian. (Now chiefly with [...]
*þrūhs Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Trough, dish.
þurh Old English (ang) Through, by means of.
þrūh Old English (ang)
thurh Middle English (enm)
thurgh Middle English (enm) Through.
through English (eng) A large slab of stone laid in a dry-stone wall from one side to the other; a perpend. (North America) To (or up to) and including, with all intermediate values.. By means of.. Entering, then later leaving.. From one side of an opening to the other.. Surrounded by (while moving). Completely.. From one end to the other.. From one side to the other by way of the interior.. Out into the open.. [...]
American English English (eng) Of or relating to, or spoken or written in American English. The form of the English language that is chiefly used in North America, contrasted with British English and that of other places.. The form of the English language that is chiefly used in the United States, contrasted with British English or Canadian English and that of other places.
thru English (eng) (Canada, US, informal, possibly, _, nonstandard). (UK, rare, regional, or, dialectal).

Words with the same origin as thru

Descendants of *þurhw
breakthrough hangover hi stricken strikes struck thorough through
Descendants of English
being implement omega soccer wacko wacky whack
Descendants of *þrūhs
American English altho awestricken awestruck gobstruck heartstricken heartstruck icky lightstruck moonstruck shock-struck stage-stricken stagestruck sunstricken tho thoroughfare thro thunderstruck