12th cent. From Vulgar Latin *iectare 'id.' From Latin iactare "to hurl," from iacere "to throw" and frequentive suffix -tare (see note under faltar).
From Proto-Italic *jak-i- 'id.' From late Proto-Indo-European word *(H)i̯h1-k-i̯- 'id.,' a formation from an originally aorist verb *Hi̯h1- 'id.'
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian echar, French jeter, Italian gettare; Sardinian: ghetare
Indo-European: Hellenic: Ancient Greek ἵημι (híemi) "to release," Mycenaean i-je-si 'id.'