Other Word Forms of Team
Origin of Team
From Middle English teme, from Old English tÄ“am (“child-bearing, offspring, brood, set of draught animals"), from Proto-Germanic *taumaz (“that which draws or pulls"), from Proto-Germanic *taugijanÄ…, *tugōnÄ…, *teuhōnÄ…, *teuhanÄ… (“to lead, bring, pull, draw"), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (“to pull, lead"). Cognate with Scots team, teem (“a chain, harness"), West Frisian team (“bridle, team"), Dutch toom (“bridle, reins, flock of birds"), German Zaum (“bridle"), Norwegian tømme (“bridle, rein"), Swedish töm (“leash, rein"). More at tie, tow.
Middle English tem team of draft animals from Old English tēam deuk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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