English word belong comes from Old English langian (“to pertain to, suit, long”), which is tentatively from Proto-Indo-European *legʷh- “to be easy, be quick, jump, move around, vary Proto-Indo-European *legʷh-, Proto-Indo-European *dl̥h₁gʰós (Long.), English longen.
Belong etymology history?
Belong detailed word origin explanation
to be easy, be quick, jump, move around, vary
To desire; long for.
Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
To grieve for, pine, be pained by. To long, yearn for.
Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
(followed by to) To be a part of a group.. (intransitive) To have its proper place.. (intransitive, followed by to) To be part of, or the property of.. (intransitive, followed by to) To be the spouse or partner of. (Can we add an example for this sense?). (intransitive, set theory) (followed by to) To be an element of (a set). The symbol \in means belongs to.. (obsolete, transitive) To be [...]