bank etymology

Middle English word bank comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg-, Proto-Germanic *bankô (A hill. Bank, embankment.), Old English hōbanca

Detailed word origin of bank

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰeg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bankô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A hill. Bank, embankment.
hōbanca Old English (ang)
*bankiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A raised surface; bulge; hillock; slope. Bench.
banc Old English (ang)
banca Old English (ang)
banch Old High German (goh)
panch Langobardic (lng)
*bank Frankish (frk)
banca Old Italian (it-oit)
banc Old French (fro)
bans Old French (fro)
banc Middle French (frm)
banca Italian (ita) Bank (financial institution).
banque French (fra) Bank.
banque Middle French (frm) Bank (establishment where financial transactions take place).
bank Middle English (enm) The bank of a river or lake.

Words with the same origin as bank

Descendants of *bʰeg-
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Descendants of *bankô