to etymology

Middle English word to comes from Proto-Indo-European *do, Proto-Indo-European *diǵ-, Tocharian B come, and later Proto-Indo-European *gʷm̥sḱéti (To be walking. To come, to be coming.)

Detailed word origin of to

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*do Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to
*diǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
come Tocharian B (txb)
*tīhwaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gʷm̥sḱéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be walking. To come, to be coming.
*taihwǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Toe.
*gʷémt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To arrive. To step, to take a step.
*gʷegʷóme Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To have the feet planted, to stand steady.
tāhe Old English (ang)
*upp Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Up, upwards.
Old English (ang)
to Old English (ang) (grammar) used to mark the infinitive (supine) of the verb. At. To, into Besides. In addition, also, too; moreover. To an excessive degree; too.
to Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as to

Descendants of *do
hiderto ta te to day tocomen tocoming today tofore togadere togedere together tomorn tonight
Descendants of come
anter bas comande comen comynge conventicle conventicule covent cume elacioun oncume poppe quemen the upset wolcume wulcume ȝewethe ȝouthe