schieten etymology

Dutch word schieten comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewd-, and later Proto-Germanic *skeutaną (To shoot.)

Detailed word origin of schieten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(s)kewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*skeutaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To shoot.
skiotan Old Dutch (odt)
schieten Middle Dutch (dum) (intransitive) to shoot, to move quickly in some direction. (transitive) to shoot (a target), to kill. (transitive) to shoot, to propel quickly.
schieten Dutch (nld) (intransitive) to kick (a ball in ball games, especially soccer). (intransitive) to rush, to move quickly. (intransitive) to shoot, fire. (transitive) to shoot, to kill (especially game).