amusen etymology

Middle English word amusen comes from Old French a-, Proto-Germanic *mōtōną (To be available, unrestricted. To be idle, at leisure.)

Detailed word origin of amusen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- Old French (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
*mōtōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be available, unrestricted. To be idle, at leisure.
*gimōtōn Frankish (frk)
*muso Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I gape, idly stare. (Vulgar Latin) I idly wait. (Vulgar Latin) I leisurely wander (in one's mind).
muser Old French (fro) To loiter; waste time. To ponder; to think about. To stare at in amazement.
amuser Old French (fro)
amuser Middle French (frm)
amusen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as amusen

Descendants of a-
abaisen abaishen abaisse abassen abesse abetement abetten abutten adaunten adressen afere affeeble affere attournen avisen
Descendants of *mōtōną