Other Word Forms of Rudder
Origin of Rudder
Old English rōþor (“rudder"), from Proto-Germanic *rōþrÄ… (“rudder"; literally, "paddle, instrument for rowing"), from Proto-Germanic *rōanÄ… "to row" from Proto-Indo-European *ere-, *rÄ“- (“to row") + Proto-Germanic *-þrÄ…, *-þraz, instrumental suffix. Akin to Old English rōwan (“to row"). More at rōwan, -þor.
Middle English ruder from Old English rōther steering oar erə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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