From Middle English finden, from Old English findan, from Proto-West Germanic *finþan, from Proto-Germanic *finþaną (compare West Frisian fine, Low German finden, Dutch vinden, German finden, Danish finde, Norwegian Bokmål finne, Norwegian Nynorsk and Swedish finna), a secondary verb from Proto-Indo-European *pent- ("to go, pass; path bridge"), *póntoh₁s (compare English path, Old Irish étain ("I find"), áitt, Latin pōns ("bridge"), Ancient Greek πόντος ("sea"), Old Armenian հուն ("ford"), Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬧𐬙𐬃, Sanskrit पथ ("path")), Proto-Slavic *pǫtь.
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