trekken etymology

Dutch word trekken comes from Proto-Indo-European *dereg-, Proto-Indo-European *dreg-, and later Proto-Germanic *trakjaną ((transitive) to drag.)

Detailed word origin of trekken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dereg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to pull
*dreg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to drag, scrape
*trakjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (transitive) to drag.
*trecken Old Dutch (odt)
trecken Middle Dutch (dum) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text .
trekken Dutch (nld) (intransitive) to migrate. (intransitive, Belgium) to photograph, take a picture. (intransitive, vulgar) to jerk off, masturbate. (transitive) to manage, to have the strength for. (transitive) to pull, to draw.

Words with the same origin as trekken

Descendants of *dereg-
aantrekking aftrekking betrekking handelsbetrekking omtrek samentrekking teruggetrokkenheid terugtrekking trek trekdier trekhaak trekkast trekpaard trekpop trekschuit treksprinkhaan trekvaart trekvis trekvogel trekzak trok