be etymology

English word be comes from Proto-Germanic *bōniz (Supplication, prayer.), Proto-Germanic *baunō (Bean.), Proto-Indo-European *bū-, Proto-Germanic *iraną, Proto-Indo-European *h₁é-h₁es-, Proto-Indo-European *wes-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti

Detailed word origin of be

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bōniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Supplication, prayer.
*baunō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bean.
*bū- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*iraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₁é-h₁es- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fat, moisture, to dress, stab, to stick, prick, pierce, sting, moist, wet
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ben Old English (ang) Prayer, praying. Request, entreaty.
bēn Old English (ang)
bēan Old English (ang)
bean Old English (ang) Bean (specifically the broad bean).
*ar-t Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be. To exist. To remain.
*wesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To consume, feast.
*beuną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be. To become.
beon Old English (ang) To be; exist. To become.
eart Old English (ang)
binne Middle English (enm)
be English (eng) (AAVE, Caribbean, auxiliary, not conjugated) To tend to do, often do; marks the habitual aspect.. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go". (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated [...]

Words with the same origin as be

Descendants of *bōniz
abe bean bee been bein ben boon
Descendants of *bū-
bill billboard boil boiled boiler boiling bull bulldog bullock bullshit
Descendants of *iraną
Descendants of *wes-
am are future hot ice interested interesting is mouth possible power present send sense since sun war wear were weren worried worry wrong