haven etymology

English word haven comes from Proto-Indo-European *kopno-, Proto-Indo-European - -yéti, and later Proto-Germanic *habą (Sea.)

Detailed word origin of haven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kopno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -yéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*keh₂p- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*habą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sea.
*kh₂pyé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*keh₂pneh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kh₂ph₁yé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*habjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To have, hold.
*habnō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Harbour, haven.
habban Old English (ang) (auxiliary) have (used with a participle to express the perfect tense). To have, to possess.
hæfen Old English (ang) (sheltered) inlet; harbour, port.
havene Middle English (enm)
haven English (eng) To put into, or provide with a haven. (by extension) A peaceful place.. (by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.. A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.

Words with the same origin as haven

Descendants of *kopno-
behave hast have
Descendants of - -yéti
accept accepted bottle bound build capable case cash catch chase escape except had heaven heavy hello husband physical prince receive work working