phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Egging someone on

Posted by Israel izzy Cohen on July 29, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Egging someone on posted by ESC on July 06, 2005

: : Anybody know where "egging someone on" came from?

: From Merriam-Webster online:
: Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse eggja; akin to Old English ecg edge -- more at EDGE.

Compare Hebrew heh-aiyin-zaiyin ha3eZ = to dare at a time when the aiyin had a velar G-sound as in 3aZa = Gaza.