lullaby etymology

English word lullaby comes from Middle English lullen, English bye

Detailed word origin of lullaby

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lullen Middle English (enm)
bye English (eng) (cricket) An extra scored when the batsmen take runs after the ball has passed the striker without hitting either the bat or the batsman.. (obsolete) A dwelling.. (obsolete) A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.. (sports) The position of a person or team in a tournament or competition who draws no opponent in a particular [...]
lullaby English (eng) A cradlesong, a soothing song to calm children or lull them to sleep. (transitive) To sing a lullaby to.