Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Apr 17, 2022  |  :   etymology, john-ayto, thing, word-origins, 
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What Is the Etymological Origin of the Word 'Thing'?

Thing [OE] “The ancestral meaning of thing is time: it goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *thingam, which was related to Gothic theihs time, and may come ultimately from the Indo-European base *ten stretch (source ...

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