wither etymology

English word wither comes from Proto-Germanic *wiþrōną (To resist, oppose.)

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Detailed word origin of wither

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wiþrōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To resist, oppose.
wiþerian Old English (ang)
witheren Middle English (enm)
wither English (eng) (obsolete) To go against, resist; oppose.