trade etymology

English word trade comes from Proto-Indo-European *derw-, and later Proto-Germanic *tradō (Way; track; spoor.)

Detailed word origin of trade

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*derw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tradō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Way; track; spoor.
trada Old Saxon (osx)
trāde Middle Low German (gml)
trade Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
trade English (eng) (gardening, transitive, or, intransitive) To give someone a plant and receive a different one in return.. (intransitive) To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.. (intransitive) To engage in trade. (intransitive) To have dealings; to be concerned or associated (with).. (intransitive, or, transitive) To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.. (transitive) To [...]

Words with the same origin as trade

Descendants of *derw-
distrust entrust trust trusting trustworthy