awaken etymology

English word awaken comes from English -en, English awake

Detailed word origin of awaken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-en English (eng) (dialectal, or, non-standard, rare) Used to form the plural of nouns. Can be used to denote the plural form of a small number of English words, the majority of whose etymology goes back to the n-stem (i.e. weak noun) declension of Germanic languages. Used to form the diminutives of certain nouns. When attached to certain adjectives, it forms a transitive verb whose meaning is, to make [...]
awake English (eng) (by extension) Alert, aware.. Not asleep; conscious. (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.
awaken English (eng) (intransitive) To stop sleeping.. (transitive) To cause to become awake.. (transitive, figurative) To bring into action (something previously dormant); to stimulate.. Rare passive participle of awake.

Words with the same origin as awaken

Descendants of -en
beaten brethren brighten chicken freshen golden lighten loosen straighten strengthen tighten weaken wooden