• An expression of appreciation; a thought.



  • From Middle English thank, from Old English þanc ("thought, favour, grace, pleasure, satisfaction, thanks"), from Proto-Germanic *þankaz ("thought, remembrance, gratitude"), from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, *teng-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Tonk, West Frisian tank, Dutch dank, Low German Dank, German Dank, Danish tak, Swedish tack, Faroese tøkk, Icelandic þökk. Related to thought.
  • From Middle English thanken, thankien, from Old English þancian, þoncian, from Proto-Germanic *þankōną ("to thank"), from Proto-Germanic *þankaz ("thought, gratitude"), from Proto-Indo-European *teng- ("to think, feel"). Cognate with Saterland Frisian tonkje ("to thank"), West Frisian tanke ("to thank"), Dutch danken ("to thank"), Low German danken ("to thank"), German danken ("to thank"), Danish takke ("to thank"), Swedish tacka ("to thank"), Icelandic þakka ("to thank"). Related to thought.

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