betray etymology

English word betray comes from Middle English (1100-1500) betraien

Detailed word origin of betray

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
betraien Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
betray English (eng) To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly. To disclose or discover, for example something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally. To lead astray; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.. To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.. To prove [...]

Words with the same origin as betray

Descendants of betraien
betrayal