weep etymology

English word weep comes from Proto-Germanic *wōpaz (Shout, cry, wail.), Proto-Indo-European *weh₂b-, Proto-Indo-European *wēbnom, Proto-Indo-European *wāb-

Detailed word origin of weep

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wōpaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Shout, cry, wail.
*weh₂b- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wēbnom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wāb- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wēpną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Weapon.
wǣpen Old English (ang)
wæpen Old English (ang) Penis. Weapon.
*wōpijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To cry out, to lament.
wepan Old English (ang) To weep.
wēpan Old English (ang)
wepen Middle English (enm) To weep (cry, produce tears).
weep English (eng) (medicine, of a, wound or sore) To produce secretions.. (obsolete, transitive) To weep over; to bewail.. To cry; shed tears.. To flow in drops; to run in drops.. To hang the branches, as if in sorrow; to be pendent; to droop; said of a plant or its branches.. To lament; to complain.

Words with the same origin as weep

Descendants of *wōpaz
weapon weaponry whoop