thinken etymology

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

Detailed word origin of thinken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tong- 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.
þenċean Old English (ang)
thinken Middle English (enm) To be sorry.. To conceive of, imagine.. To feel.. To focus on, pay attention to.. To plot, scheme; to anticipate, expect.. To pray.. To reach a conclusion, to decide, resolve; to accept, believe; to consider, regard.. To recall, remember.. To think, ponder; to deduce, figure out; to grasp, understand.

Words with the same origin as thinken

Descendants of *tong-
thanken thankien thanks thonken