alayen etymology

Middle English word alayen comes from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną (To lay, to place in a resting position.), Latin litigare, Latin de, Proto-Germanic *uz- (Up, out.)

Detailed word origin of alayen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lagjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To lay, to place in a resting position.
litigare Latin (lat)
de Latin (lat) (Late Latin) of persons. From, away from, down from, out of; in general to indicate the person or place from which any thing is taken, etc., with verbs of taking away, depriving, demanding, requesting, inquiring, buying; as capere, sumere, emere, quaerere, discere, trahere, etc., and their compounds.. From, away from, to indicate the place from which someone or something departs or [...]
*uz- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Up, out.
*uzlagjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To cause to lie down; lay down.
esligier Old French (fro)
āleċġan Old English (ang)
alecgan Old English (ang) (transitive) to lay aside, give up. (transitive) to lay down, put down.
aleger Anglo-Norman (xno)
aleggen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as alayen

Descendants of *lagjaną
beleggen layen leger leggen leyen lygger
Descendants of de
aleggen asaumple aventayle condescenden deciden dee definen deriven descriven desert desiren despect despit dessendaunte destroyen devoir diffinicioun duete edycte escusen example exciten issue menden seuer
Descendants of *uz-
abiden abiten abraiden abrood abuȝen adighten adihten adred ago aleyen alighten arist ariȝt around ashore aslaken asterten astonien ayefen emty okome orped ortrowe