Meaning of today by Wiktionary Dictionary
- to-day ( archaic )
- The first component [to-] is from Middle English, from Old English tō ( “towards, for the purpose of” ), from West Germanic *to, from Proto-Indo-European *do- ( “to, toward, upward” ) .
- The second component [-day] is from Middle English, from Old English dæg, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʰ- ( “to burn” ). It is not related to Latin dies ( which is from Proto-Indo-European base *dyeu- ( “to shine” ) ), but rather to Sanskrit दाह ( dāha, “heat” ), which came from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʰ- ( “to burn” ) .
- Thus, today and day are not related to Latin diēs, but instead to fever .
- Rhymes: -eɪ
- IPA: /təˈdeɪ/
By Wiktionary ( 2012/02/14 23:00 UTC Version )
By Wiktionary ( 2011/05/19 20:29 UTC Version )
Explanation of today by Wordnet Dictionary