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English word trust comes from Proto-Indo-European *dreu- (be firm, hard, solid), and later Proto-Germanic *traustaz (firm, strong).

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Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dreu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Be firm, hard, solid
*drowzdo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*traustaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Firm, strong
*traustą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Help; aid. Shelter. Trust; confidence; alliance.
traust Old Norse (non)
truste Middle English (enm)
trust English (eng) (archaic, intransitive) To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.. (archaic, transitive) To risk; to venture confidently.. (intransitive) To be confident, as of something future; to hope.. (intransitive) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.. (transitive) To commit, as to one's care; to entrust.. (transitive) To give [...]

Words with the same origin as trust

Descendants of *dreu-
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