truth etymology

English word truth comes from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (Faithful. True.), Proto-Indo-European *deru-, Proto-Germanic - iþō

Detailed word origin of truth

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*triwwiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Faithful. True.
*deru- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) solid, steadfast, firm, solid
- iþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*triwwiþō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Promise, contract.
trēowþ Old English (ang)
treowthe Middle English (enm)
truth English (eng) (nonstandard, intransitive) To tell the truth.. (obsolete, transitive) To assert as true; to declare; to speak truthfully.. To make exact; to correct for inaccuracy. (archaic) Faithfulness, fidelity.. (countable) Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.. (obsolete) A pledge of loyalty or faith.. (physics, dated) Topness. (See also truth quark.). Conformity to fact or [...]

Words with the same origin as truth

Descendants of *triwwiz
betrothed truce true truly truthful
Descendants of *deru-
ashtray distrust durant during endure entrust tar tray tread tree trey trot trough trust trusting trustworthy
Descendants of - iþō
depth filth filthy health healthy length strength strengthen strengths theft warmth width wrath