tie etymology

English word tie comes from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

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Detailed word origin of tie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*teuhaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To lead. To pull behind oneself, draw, drag.
*taugō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cord, string, rope.
teag Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Cord, band; thong; fetter. Enclosure; case, chest.
tēah Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
teie Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
tie English (eng) (construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.. (cricket) The situation at the end of all innings of a match where both sides have the same total of runs (different to a draw).. (graph theory) connection between two vertices.. (music) A curved line connecting two notes of the same pitch denoting that they should be played as a single note with the combined length of [...]

Words with the same origin as tie

Descendants of *tēkaną
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