ring etymology

Dutch word ring comes from Proto-Indo-European *kor-, and later Proto-Germanic *hringaz (Curve. Ring, circle Sound, ring.)

Detailed word origin of ring

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(s)krengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to turn, bend
*hringaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Curve. Ring, circle Sound, ring.
*hring Frankish (frk) Ring.
ring Old Dutch (odt)
rinc Middle Dutch (dum) Circle. Circle of people. Entourage, escort. Gathering of people. Ring.
ring Dutch (nld) Beltway. Ring, hollow circular object.

Words with the same origin as ring

Descendants of *kor-
cirkel cruise examen gastheer heer heerlijk herfst hert hertog kanker koers kort krant kruis mijnheer rang ringen roep roepen rug schaar scheer scherm tekort