thanken etymology

Middle English word thanken comes from Proto-Indo-European *teng-, and later Proto-Germanic *þankōną (To thank.)

Detailed word origin of thanken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*teng- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*þankaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Gratitude; thanks. Remembrance. Thought; mind; consideration.
*þankōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To thank.
þancian Old English (ang) To thank.
thankien Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as thanken

Descendants of *teng-
ithoght ithoȝt thank thankien thenchen thenken thenkinge thinchen thinken thonken thought thynken umbethenken unthank þenchinde þenken þenkynge þinkynge ȝeþencen ȝeþoȝt