Draw etymology


English word draw comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreǵʰ-, German *dʰerāgʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *draganą (To draw, to pull, to carry.)

Etymology of draw

Detailed word origin of draw

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dʰreǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*dʰerāgʰ- German (de)
*dʰreǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to pull, drag, scratch
*draganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To draw, to pull, to carry.
dragan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To draw, drag.
draga Old Norse (non) To draw, drag, pull.
dragen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
draw English (en) (archery) The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.. (colloquial) Cannabis.. (cricket) The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. Different from a tie.. (curling) A shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.. (geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods [...]

Words with the same origin as draw

Descendants of *dʰreǵʰ-

draft drag

Descendants of *dʰerāgʰ-