thimle etymology

Middle English word thimle comes from English thumb, English duffel

Detailed word origin of thimle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
thumb English (eng) (transitive) To touch or cover with the thumb.. (transitive, with through) To turn the pages of (a book) in order to read it cursorily.. (travel) To hitchhike. To soil or wear with the thumb or the fingers; to soil, or wear out, by frequent handling.. A method of firing single action revolvers quickly by pulling the hammer while keeping the trigger depresses.. Using the thumb to manipulate [...]
duffel English (eng) (US, colloquial) Outfit or supplies, collectively; kit.. A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze.
*þūmilaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
þȳmel Old English (ang)
thimel Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as thimle

Descendants of thumb
thimbil thimel