band etymology

Middle English word band comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ-, and later Proto-Germanic *bandiz (Band.)

Detailed word origin of band

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰendʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) bind, to bind, to tie, bind , to tie
*bandiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Band.
bend Old English (ang)
*bend Frankish (frk)
banda Old Provençal (pro)
*benda Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
bende Old French (fro)
band Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as band

Descendants of *bʰendʰ-
bande bastard bend benden binden bond bondage bonde bonet boose bos bose bundel unbynden