Bow etymology


English word bow comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰāǵʰus, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵʰus (Arm.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰug-

Etymology of bow

Detailed word origin of bow

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bʰāǵʰus Proto-Indo-European (ine) arm
*bʰeh₂ǵʰus Proto-Indo-European (ine) Arm.
*bʰug- Proto-Indo-European (ine) ram
*beuganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To bend, bow.
*bʰugʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bōguz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Upper arm, shoulder.
bōh Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*bugô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A bow.
boga Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Something bent or curved, especially a bow.
boȝ Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
bow English (en) (nautical) A crude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.. (saddlery) Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.. A curved bend in a rod or planar surface, or in a linear formation such as a river (see oxbow).. A rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between the ends, used for playing various stringed musical [...]

Words with the same origin as bow

Descendants of *bʰāǵʰus