taken etymology

English word taken comes from Proto-Indo-European *deh₁g-, Old Norse tekinn, Proto-Indo-European *diǵ-, Proto-Indo-European *deig'-, and later Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

Detailed word origin of taken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deh₁g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
tekinn Old Norse (non)
*diǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*deig'- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to show
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*ġetacen Old English (ang)
taka Old Norse (non) To take.
*taikniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
tacan Old English (ang) To take. To touch, make contact with.
tācn Old English (ang)
tacen Old English (ang) Sign, omen, token.
takenn Middle English (enm)
taken English (eng) (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.

Words with the same origin as taken

Descendants of *deh₁g-
conduct douche duke educated education introduce introduction mistake participate produce product production reduce seduce take team tie token touch tow tower toy tuck tucker
Descendants of tekinn
intake overtake takeoff takeover undertake
Descendants of *diǵ-
Descendants of *deig'-
tack touchy