tread etymology

English word tread comes from Proto-Indo-European *deru-, and later Proto-Germanic *trudaną (To tread, to step on.)

Detailed word origin of tread

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deru- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) solid, steadfast, firm, solid
*dret- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*trudaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To tread, to step on.
tredan Old English (ang) To step on, trample.
treden Middle English (enm)
tread English (eng) (intransitive) To copulate; said of (especially male) birds.. (intransitive) To step or walk (on or over something); to trample.. (transitive) To step or walk upon.. (transitive, of a male bird) To copulate with.. To beat or press with the feet.. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, etc.

Words with the same origin as tread

Descendants of *deru-
ashtray betrothed distrust durant during endure entrust tar tray tree trey trot trough truce true truly trust trusting trustworthy truth truthful