From Middle English threschwolde, threscholde, from Old English þresċold ("doorsill, entryway"), from Proto-Germanic *þreskudlaz, *þreskūþlijaz, *þreskwaþluz, from Proto-Germanic *þreskaną, *þreskwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁-. Cognate with Low German Drüssel, dialectal German Drischaufel, Drissufle, Trüschübel, , Swedish tröskel, dialectal Swedish träskvald, Icelandic þröskuldur.
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