Draft etymology


English word draft comes from Proto-Germanic *draganą (To draw, to pull, to carry.), Proto-Germanic - þuz, Middle English draughte (Draught (of a liquid). Drought.)

Etymology of draft

Detailed word origin of draft

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*draganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To draw, to pull, to carry.
- þuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
draughte Middle English (enm) Draught (of a liquid). Drought.
*drahtuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pulling, carrying.
*dræht Old English (ang)
draught Middle English (enm)
draught English (en) (Australia) Ale: a type of beer brewed using top-fermenting yeast.. (British) A checker: a game piece used in the game of draughts.. (UK) Alternative form of draft in its various senses.. (UK, medicine, obsolete) A mild vesicatory.. (UK, obsolete) A sudden attack upon an enemy.. (UK, obsolete) Any picture or drawing.. (obsolete) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
draft English (en) (nautical) Depth of water needed to float a ship; depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull; depth of water drawn by a vessel.. (politics) A system of forcing or convincing people to take an elected position.. (possibly, archaic) That which is drawn in; a catch, a haul.. (possibly, archaic) The act of drawing in a net for fish.. (possibly, archaic) The action or an act [...]

Words with the same origin as draft

Descendants of *draganą

drag draw

Descendants of - þuz

lust thread waist waste