Other Word Forms of Thrall
Origin of Thrall
From Middle English thral, thralle, threl, threlle, from Old English þrÇ£l (“thrall, slave, servant"), from Old Norse þræll (“slave") whence the Icelandic þræll (“slave"), from Proto-Germanic *þrahilaz, *þragilaz, *þrigilaz (“runner, gofer, servant"), from Proto-Indo-European *trāgÊ°- (“to pull, drag, race, run"); according to ODS probably akin to Old High German drigil, servant, to the Gothic 𐌸𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (þragjan) and to the Old English þrǣġan (“to run")
Middle English slave, slavery from Old English thrǣl slave, bondman from Old Norse thrǣll
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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