bend etymology

English word bend comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ-

Detailed word origin of bend

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰendʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) bind, to bind, to tie, bind , to tie
*bandą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bandijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (transitive) To bend. (transitive) To bind, fetter, restrain; stretch.
bendan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
benden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
bend English (eng) (intransitive) To apply oneself to a task or purpose.. (intransitive) To be inclined; to direct itself.. (intransitive) To become curved.. (intransitive) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.. (intransitive) To change direction.. (intransitive) To submit.. (intransitive, nautical) To swing the body when rowing.. (intransitive, usually, with "down") To stoop.. (transitive) To adapt or [...]

Words with the same origin as bend

Descendants of *bʰendʰ-
band bastard bent bind bond bondage bonnet boss bundle calcium