be- etymology

Middle English word be- comes from Old English be-, Old English bi-

Detailed word origin of be-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
be- Old English (ang) A productive prefix usually used to form verbs and adjectives, especially:.
bi- Old English (ang) Prefix meaning near, around (compare Latin para-), occurring primarily in nouns.
bi- Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as be-

Descendants of be-
bedaggen begalewen begon begreten beheten behiȝt behoten belongen bequeste beschrewen beswinken betechen betwene biflien biqueste
Descendants of bi-
bi- bicaren bilaven bisen bisne