Other Word Forms of Tool
Origin of Tool
From Middle English tool, from Old English tōl (“tool, implement, instrument", literally “that with which one prepares something"), from Proto-Germanic *tōlÄ… (“tool"), from Proto-Indo-European *dewǝ- (“to tie to, secure"), equivalent to taw (“to prepare") +"Ž -le (agent suffix). Cognate with Scots tuil (“tool, implement, instrument, device"), Icelandic tól (“tool"), Faroese tól (“tool, instrument"). Related to Old English tāwian (“to make, prepare, or cultivate"); see taw, and tow ("fibres used for spinning").
Middle English from Old English tōl possibly from Old Norse
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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