Drag // trek ?

Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages and Linguistics (EHL)' started by ThomasK, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. ThomasK Senior Member

    (near) Kortrijk, Belgium
    Belgium, Dutch
    Can anyone tell me whether English drag, Dutch dragen (carry), and Dutch trekken (to pull), English trek, are related. Etymonline.org does not refer to a link, but it seems - er... - logical, both semantically and etymologically.

    Or is that all based on wishful thinking?
     
  2. itreius Senior Member

    Assembly
    The Dutch etymologiebank.nl says for trekken,

    that it might be related to the Dutch verb dragen.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
  3. ThomasK Senior Member

    (near) Kortrijk, Belgium
    Belgium, Dutch
    Aaarrrrrhhh, good Lord, I had thrown a glance at it, but not seen??? Thanks a lot...
     

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