been etymology

English word been comes from Proto-Germanic *ar-t, Proto-Germanic *wesaną (To be. To exist. To remain.), Proto-Germanic *wesaną (To consume, feast.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti

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Detailed word origin of been

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*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.
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*beuną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be. To become.
eart Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ġebēon Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ybeen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
been English (eng) (obsolete).

Words with the same origin as been

Descendants of *ar-t
abe art be bein