ban etymology

Middle English word ban comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyd-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyh₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *bainaz (Ready, willing. Straight, right.)

Detailed word origin of ban

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰoyd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰoyh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bainaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ready, willing. Straight, right.
*bainą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Leg, bone.
bān Old English (ang)
ban Old English (ang) Bone.
ban Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as ban

Descendants of *bʰoyh₂-
bain banles bayn bayne beofian beveren beyn bivien bon bonles rigbone riggebon rygge-bone schinboon schineboon