Saw etymology


English word saw comes from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷe-, Proto-Indo-European *sēik-, and later Proto-Germanic *sagō (A saw (tool).)

Etymology of saw

Detailed word origin of saw

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*sekʷe- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*sēik- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to cut
*sokéh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*sagō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A saw (tool).
saga Old English (ang) Saw (tool).
sawgh Middle English (enm)
saw English (en) A musical saw.. A sawtooth wave.. A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal (intransitive) To be cut with a saw.. (intransitive) To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.. (transitive) To cut (something) with a saw.. (transitive) To form or produce (something) by cutting with a saw.

Words with the same origin as saw

Descendants of *sekʷe-

jigsaw saga