wither etymology

English word wither comes from Middle English wydderen

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Detailed word origin of wither

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wydderen Middle English (enm)
wither English (eng) (intransitive) To become helpless due to emotion.. (intransitive) To shrivel, droop or dry up, especially from lack of water.. (intransitive, figurative) To lose vigour or power; to languish; to pass away.. (transitive) To cause to shrivel or dry up.. (transitive) To make helpless due to emotion.