abiden etymology

Middle English word abiden comes from Proto-Germanic *bīdaną, Proto-Germanic *uz- (Up, out.), Old English bidan (To stay, to remain. To wait, to wait for.)

Detailed word origin of abiden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bīdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*uz- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Up, out.
bidan Old English (ang) To stay, to remain. To wait, to wait for.
*uzbīdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To await, expect. To wait out, be patient.
abidan Old English (ang) To suffer, to abide. To wait for, to await.
ābīdan Old English (ang)
abiden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as abiden

Descendants of *uz-
abiten abraiden abrood abuȝen adighten adihten adred ago alayen aleggen aleyen alighten arist ariȝt around ashore aslaken asterten astonien ayefen emty okome orped ortrowe
Descendants of bidan
biden overbiden