Touch etymology


English word touch comes from Proto-Germanic *tukkōną (To grab, snatch. To grasp, touch. To tug, pull.)

Etymology of touch

Detailed word origin of touch

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*tukkōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grab, snatch. To grasp, touch. To tug, pull.
*tukkon Frankish (frk)
*tukkōn Frankish (frk) To hit, knock. To touch.
*toccō Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*toccāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*tocco Latin (lat) I strike, knock.
*toccare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
tucher Old French (fro)
tochen Middle English (enm)
touch English (en) (UK, plumbing, dated) tallow. (bell-ringing) A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, i.e. less than 5,040.. (music) The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers.. (obsolete) A brief essay.. (obsolete) A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.. (obsolete) Act or power of exciting [...]