true etymology

English word true comes from Proto-Indo-European *dreu-, and later Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (Faithful. True.)

Detailed word origin of true

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dreu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) firm, solid, steadfast
*triwwiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Faithful. True.
*drew-o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*trewwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fidelity, pledge.
*trewą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Tree.
trēowe Old English (ang)
trēow Old English (ang)
true Middle English (enm)
true English (eng) (of shooting, throwing etc) Accurately. The state of being in alignment.. Truth. To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.. To straighten. (chiefly, probability) Fair, unbiased, not loaded.. (logic) Of the state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.. (of a statement) Conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct.. (of [...]

Words with the same origin as true

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