Word Origin & History

particle expressing separation, from W.Gmc. *ti- (cf. O.Fris. ti-, O.H.G. zi-, Ger. zer-), from P.Gmc. *tiz-, cognate with L. dis-. Some 125 compound verbs with this element are recorded in O.E.; they declined rapildy in M.E. and disappeared by c.1500 except as conscious archaisms.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: to your taste
Next Definition: to-and-fro
Words Near: to-
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for to-
More from
Search for articles containing to-
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature