thenken etymology

Middle English word thenken comes from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, and later Proto-Germanic *þankijaną (To perceive, to think.)

Detailed word origin of thenken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tong- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*tn̥g-ye/o- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*þankaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Gratitude; thanks. Remembrance. Thought; mind; consideration.
*þankijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To perceive, to think.
*þunkijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To seem, to appear.
þenċean Old English (ang)
þyncan Old English (ang) (impersonal) to seem, appear (+ dative).
thynken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as thenken

Descendants of *tong-
thanken thankien thanks thonken