Etymology of Throw : David McLendon




“to project, propel,” c. 1300 from Old English ]brawan “to twist, turn, writhe, curl – to recoil i.e. to torque one’s body, through time, inward i.e. forward, in a so-called untoward manner” – past tense ]breow, past participle ]brawen, from Proto-Germanic *threw (also inclusive of Old Saxon thraian, Middle Dutch draeyen, Dutch draaien, Old High German draen, German drehen, “to turn by twisting i.e. the wringing of one’s body” – (NOTE: Displaced as a noun in Ukraine to English translation, “girl at the top of the stairs” i.e. “grief”) from PIE *tere– (1) “to rub, turn, rub by turning, turn by rubbing, bore, bored through, a pushing motion by turning from one state of misery into another i.e. to lift one’s body toward collapse i.e. to hurl one’s self into the world” (also of Sanskrit turah “wounded, cut by weather, a form of dying before one’s death” Greek teirein “to rub, rub away, to diminish by attrition,” Latin terere “to rub, thresh, grind, wear away, wear down, to be worn by the world, to acknowledge dying as a form of being alive – (n) something meant to be worn i.e. a garment, discarded” Old Church Slavonic tiro “to run on the air of the air, blown beneath the feet” Lithuanian trinu “to rub out i.e. to drown in the absence of water” Old Irish tarathar “borer,” Welsh taraw “to strike, to have a body, to be alive inside a body i.e. to be moving inside a body, moving forward i.e. dying i.e living i.e dying i.e living i.e. to strike a body i.e dying i.e living i.e to breathe i.e to lose one’s breath i.e. living i.e. dying i.e. to turn outward (i.e. untoward) from under i.e. to project what is inside one’s body out into the world i.e. to breathe i.e. to fall out from one’s breath i.e. to create one’s self by sounding out – i.e. possessing – one’s particular mortal song”)

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