Other Word Forms of Timber
Origin of Timber
Middle English tymber, from Old English timber, from Proto-Germanic *timrą, from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (“build, house”) (see Proto-Indo-European *dṓm). Cognates include Old High German zimbar (German Zimmer), Old Norse timbr, Gothic (timrjan, “to build”), and Latin domus.
Middle English from Old English building, trees for building dem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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