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English word truce comes from Proto-Indo-European *derwo-, Old English trīewe, and later Proto-Germanic *trewwō (Fidelity, pledge.).

Truce etymology ?

Truce detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*derwo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
trīewe Old English (ang)
*trewwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fidelity, pledge.
*drew-o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*trewą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Tree.
trēow Old English (ang)
triewe Middle English (enm)
trues Middle English (enm)
triwes English (eng)
trewes Middle English (enm)
truce English (eng) A period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties. An agreement between opposed parties in which they pledge to cease fighting for a limited time.

Words with the same origin as truce

Descendants of *derwo-
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