delight etymology

English word delight comes from Proto-Germanic *maganą (To be able, may.), Proto-Germanic *linhtijaną, Proto-Germanic *blīkaną (To gleam; shine.), Proto-Indo-European *lewk-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-

Detailed word origin of delight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*maganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be able, may.
*linhtijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*blīkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To gleam; shine.
*lewk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁lengʷʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
miht Old English (ang) Power, ability. Strength, power.
lihtan Old English (ang) To descend, light, alight.. To make light or easy, lighten, alleviate, relieve of burden.
*blinkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To blink, wink. To shine, glitter, twinkle.
*lewktom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*leuhtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Light, bright.
*h₁lengʷʰ-tos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
miht Middle English (enm)
maught Middle English (enm)
blinkan Old Saxon (osx)
*leuhtą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Light.
*linhtaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Light (not heavy).
blinken Middle Low German (gml)
*liuhtijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To give light, shine.
leoht Old English (ang) Light (illumination).
leoht Old English (ang) Light (of little weight).
blinken German (deu) To blink (flash on and off). To indicate (signal that one intends to turn left or right).
lēohtan Old English (ang)
lihtan Old English (ang) To light; to illuminate.
lēoht Old English (ang)
lihten Middle English (enm)
liȝt Middle English (enm)
liht Middle English (enm)
might English (eng) (auxiliary) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.. (auxiliary) Used to indicate permission in past tense.. (auxiliary) Used to indicate possibility in past tense. (obsolete, chiefly, before 1900) Mighty; powerful; possible. (uncountable) Physical strength.. (uncountable) The ability to do something.. (uncountable, countable) Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or [...]
delight English (eng) Joy; pleasure.. Something that gives great joy or pleasure. (intransitive) To have or take great pleasure.. To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly.

Words with the same origin as delight

Descendants of *maganą
almighty candlelight delightful flashlight headlights highlight light lighten lighthouse lighting lightweight main mainframe mainland mainstream maw may maybe might mighty mow spotlight starlight
Descendants of *blīkaną
blank blanket blink
Descendants of *lewk-
bankruptcy intimacy lea leigh lightly lit los low luna lunar lunatic moonlight ounce pregnancy sunlight twilight
Descendants of *h₁lengʷʰ-
bob elevator object objection objective obligation observation observe obvious occasion occupation occur offend offensive offer opportunity relevant relief