astounen etymology

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

Detailed word origin of astounen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ā- Old English (ang)
*(s)ten- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*stenaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To sigh, to groan.
*stunōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To groan, moan. To make a loud sound; crash.
*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.
*stuno Latin (lat) I jar, clash. I shock, surprise. I stun, daze.
*āstunian Old English (ang)
estoner Old French (fro) To stun, daze.
astonien Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as astounen

Descendants of ā-
abede aberen abord abrood abuȝen adighten adihten adiliȝen adred afaren afferen ahebben ahōn alighten ameten arisen arist ariȝt around ashore asteorten astonen astunen astunien
Descendants of *(s)ten-
Thunor astonien stonien stounien stunen stunien thonder thoner thonre thundre thunnere þunre