withstand etymology

English word withstand comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) standan (To stand.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) wiþ-

Detailed word origin of withstand

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
standan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To stand.
wiþ- Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) (perfective prefix) completely, fully, entirely. Again, back. Against, opposed to, counter to. Away, off.
wiþstandan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To keep away, be absent.. To obstruct, prevent, hinder.. To stand against, stand in the way of, resist, be a match for.
withstanden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
withstand English (eng) To oppose (something) forcefully.. To resist or endure (something) successfully.

Words with the same origin as withstand

Descendants of standan
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Descendants of wiþ-