turn etymology

English word turn comes from Old French torner, Old English tyrnan, and later Old English turnian (To turn on a lathe.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word turn. Currently you are viewing the etymology of turn with the meaning: (Verb) (archaic) To translate.. (by extension) To give form to; to shape or mould; to adapt.. (heading) to make a non-linear physical movement.. (heading, intransitive) To change condition or [...](archaic) To translate.. (by extension) To give form to; to shape or mould; to adapt.. (heading) to make a non-linear physical movement.. (heading, intransitive) To change condition or [...]

Detailed word origin of turn

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
torner Old French (fro) (transitive, or, intransitive) to turn. To return; to go back.
tyrnan Old English (ang)
turnian Old English (ang) To turn on a lathe.
turnen Middle English (enm) To turn.
turn English (eng) (archaic) To translate.. (by extension) To give form to; to shape or mould; to adapt.. (heading) to make a non-linear physical movement.. (heading, intransitive) To change condition or attitude.. (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.. (intransitive) to change one's direction of travel.. (intransitive, cricket) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch [...]

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