Thunder – From the Proto-Indo-European word ‘tene’

Thunder joined english in the 1200s, the old English word was ‘þunor’ (þ being pronounced the same as the modern ‘th’), it came to English from the proto-germanic word ‘thunraz’ which sounds silly but meant the same thing. ‘Thunraz’ was also the origin of the Norse word for thunder ‘þorr’ from which the Norse god/marvel superhero ‘Thor’ got his name. Ultimately the word can be traced back to Proto-Indo-European, the word then being ‘tene’.

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