Other Word Forms of Thaw
Origin of Thaw
From Middle English thowen, thawen, from Old English þāwian (“to thaw"), from Proto-Germanic *þawōnÄ…, *þawjanÄ… (“to thaw, melt"), from Proto-Indo-European *tāw- (“to melt"). Cognate with Scots thow (“to thaw"), West Frisian teie (“to thaw, melt"), Dutch dooien (“to thaw"), German tauen (“to thaw"), Swedish töa (“to thaw"), Icelandic þeyja (“to thaw"), Latin tābÄ“s (“melting, wasting away") and Albanian thaj (“to dry (up), to thaw"), Polish tajać (“to thaw").
Middle English thawen from Old English thawian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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