Thank etymology


English word thank comes from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, and later Proto-Germanic *þankōną (To thank.)

Etymology of thank

Detailed word origin of thank

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*tong- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*þankaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Gratitude; thanks. Remembrance. Thought; mind; consideration.
*þankōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To thank.
þancian Old English (ang) To thank.
thankien Middle English (enm)
thank English (en) (transitive) To credit or hold responsible.. (transitive) To express gratitude or appreciation toward.. (transitive) To feel gratitude or appreciation toward.