The English word ‘time’in the present time was ‘tyme’in the Middle English period. In
the Old English period, ‘tīma’means time, period, space of time, season, lifetime, fixed time,
favorable time, opportunity. From Proto-Germanic, tīmô was used to express similar concepts.
From Proto-Indo-European, the suffix dī- was used.
The concept of ‘time’is an abstract one. The oldest record of the abstract sense of ‘time’
as an undefined continuing duration is from late 14 century. The personification of ‘time’in
literature is from 1509 as an old man who carries a scythe and an hour-glass. The word ‘time’is
usually used to express time as “extent” and “point”. This expression concept was extended to
“occasion”, “the right time,” “leisure,” or times in Old and Middle English. The phrase that
contains such concepts is found in “He commends her a hundred times to God" (Old Fre