been etymology

English word been 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

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Detailed word origin of been

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 (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Prayer, praying. Request, entreaty.
bēn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
bēan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
bean Old English (ca. 450-1100) (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 (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To be; exist. To become.
eart Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
binne Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
been English (eng) (UK, _, dialectal).

Words with the same origin as been

Descendants of *bōniz
abe be bean bee 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