awake etymology

English word awake comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) wacan (To awake, arise, originate, to be born.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) a-

Detailed word origin of awake

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wacan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To awake, arise, originate, to be born.
a- Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Forming words with the sense from, away, off, out, e.g. āniman.
awacan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
awaken Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
awake English (eng) (intransitive) To become conscious after having slept.. (intransitive, figurative) To come out of a state of inaction or dormancy.. (transitive) To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.. (transitive) to excite or to stir up something latent.. (transitive, figurative) To rouse from a state of inaction or dormancy. (by extension) Alert, aware.. Not asleep; conscious.

Words with the same origin as awake

Descendants of wacan
wake wakey
Descendants of a-
a coulda oh shoulda