gang etymology

Middle English word gang comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰengʰ-, Middle English redy (Ready.), Middle English rædi, Old English gān, Old English gan (To go.)

Detailed word origin of gang

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
redy Middle English (enm) Ready.
rædi Middle English (enm)
gān Old English (ang)
gan Old English (ang) To go.
*ganganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To go, walk, step.
*gangaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pace, step, gait. Walk. Way, course.
ganga Old Norse (non) To go, walk.
gon Middle English (enm) To go.
steady English (eng) To stabilize something; to prevent from shaking. Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute.. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.. Regular and even.. Slow.. Smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions. (informal) A prostitute's regular customer.. (informal) A regular [...]
gangan Old English (ang) To go. To turn out.
gang Old English (ang) A company of people. Drain, privy. Going, journey, progress, track, footprint, flow, stream, way, passage, course, path. Occurrence; passage or lapse of time. Platform, stage, steps.
gang Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as gang

Descendants of *ǵʰengʰ-
gangen genge gong gongen gyng gynge ingang misgang outgang oxegang umbegang umbegangen umgang upgang
Descendants of redy
begon redy
Descendants of rædi
Descendants of gān
bigon forgan forgon forthgoing forthgon gan gon goon igon ofgon outgon overgon togon umbegon upgon withgon þurhgon ȝegan
Descendants of gan
forthgan goo thurhgon