abide etymology

English word abide comes from Proto-Germanic *bīdaną, Old English (ca. 450-1100) bidan (To stay, to remain. To wait, to wait for.), Proto-Germanic *uz- (Up, out.)

Detailed word origin of abide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bīdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
bidan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To stay, to remain. To wait, to wait for.
*uz- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Up, out.
*uzbīdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To await, expect. To wait out, be patient.
abidan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To suffer, to abide. To wait for, to await.
ābīdan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
abiden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
abide English (eng) # A component in at least one phrasal verb: abide by.. (intransitive) To endure; to remain; to last. [from c. 1350-1470]. (intransitive) To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left. [from c. 1150-1350]. (intransitive, archaic) To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn. [from c. 1350-1470]. (intransitive, obsolete) To pause; to [...]

Words with the same origin as abide

Descendants of *uz-
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