English word behold comes from Proto-Germanic *haldaną, Old English healdan, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.).
Behold etymology history?
Behold detailed word origin explanation
|*haldaną || Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) || |
|healdan || Old English (ang) ||(intransitive) to maintain one’s position against an enemy. To contain. To hold fast, to grasp. To keep watch over (cattle etc.). To possess. |
|*bi- || Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) ||By, at; a general locative prefix. |
|*bihaldaną || Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) ||To keep. |
|behealdan || Old English (ang) ||To do, perform. To hold, occupy, retain. To look upon, behold. |
|beholden || Middle English (enm) || |
|behold || English (eng) ||(transitive) To see, or to look at. Lo!. Look, a call of attention to something. |
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