gong etymology

Middle English word gong 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 gong

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to step, walk, to walk, step
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.
ȝegan Middle English (enm)
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.
gong Old English (ang)
gong Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as gong

Descendants of *ǵʰengʰ-
gang gangen genge 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