astonien etymology

Middle English word astonien comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ten-, and later Proto-Germanic *stenaną (To sigh, to groan.)

Detailed word origin of astonien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(s)ten- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*stenaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sigh, to groan.
*stunjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*stunon Frankish (frk)
stunian Old English (ang) (intransitive) To make a loud sound; crash. (transitive) To confound; astonish; stupefy. (transitive) To strike with a loud sound; dash.
*stunōn Frankish (frk) To bang, knock, strike, deliver a blow. To rumble, groan. To thunder, crash, make a loud noise.
*āstunian Old English (ang)
stonien Middle English (enm)
*stuno Latin (lat) I jar, clash. I shock, surprise. I stun, daze.
estoner Old French (fro) To stun, daze.
astounen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as astonien

Descendants of *(s)ten-
Thunor astonen astounen astunien stonien stounien stunen stunien thonder thoner thonre thundre thunnere þunre