tune etymology

English word tune comes from Latin tussem, Ancient Greek (to 1453) τείνω, Proto-Hellenic *tónos, Proto-Indo-European *towos, Proto-Italic *towos (Your; second-person singular possessive.)

Detailed word origin of tune

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tussem Latin (lat)
τείνω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
*tónos Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro)
*towos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*towos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Your; second-person singular possessive.
τόνος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
tua Latin (lat)
tonus Latin (lat) (by extension) A strain; tension.. (figuratively) A crack of thunder.. (figuratively) The pitch, sound or tone of something.. The stretching or straining of a rope.
tos Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
tune Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
tune English (eng) (UK, slang) A very good song.. (informal) The act of tuning or maintenance.. (obsolete) A sound; a note; a tone.. (obsolete) Order; harmony; concord.. A melody.. A song, or short musical composition.. The state or condition of being correctly tuned. (South Africa, slang, transitive) To cheek; to be impudent towards.. To adjust a mechanical, electric or electronic device (such as a radio or a [...]

Words with the same origin as tune

Descendants of τείνω
ringtone ton tone tonic tony
Descendants of *towos