- to die
- to pick up and assemble
- to draw together; make more compact
Other Word Forms of Gather
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Gather
- be gathered to one's fathers
- gather up
Origin of Gather
From Middle English gaderen, from Old English gaderian (“to gather, assemble”), from Proto-Germanic *gadurōną (“to bring together, unite, gather”), frequentative of Proto-Germanic *gadōną (“to hold together”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰhedʰ- (“to unite, assemble, keep”). Cognate with Dutch gaderen, garen (“to gather”), Middle High German gadern (“to gather”), Old Frisian gadia (“to unite”), German begatten (“to mate”), Albanian gjedhe (“model, sample; to choose, prefer”). Compare also Old English gæd (“society, fellowship, union”). More at good.
Middle English getheren, gaderen from Old English gadrian ghedh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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