thanks etymology

Middle English word thanks comes from Proto-Indo-European *tong-

Detailed word origin of thanks

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tong- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*þankō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*þankōs Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
þancas Old English (ang)
thankes Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as thanks

Descendants of *tong-
thanken thankien thonken