beaten etymology

English word beaten comes from English beat, English -en

Detailed word origin of beaten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
beat English (eng) (US slang) exhausted. (gay slang) fabulous. (slang) boring. (slang, of a person) ugly. Dilapidated, beat up A beatnik. (archaic) A low cheat or swindler.. (by extension) An area of a person's responsibility, especially. (colloquial, dated) That which beats, or surpasses, another or others.. (dated) A place of habitual or frequent resort.. (dated) An act of reporting news or scientific [...]
-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 [...]
beaten English (eng) (cooking, of a liquid) mixed by paddling with a wooden spoon or other implement. Defeated. Repeatedly struck.

Words with the same origin as beaten

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