bec etymology

Middle English word bec comes from Proto-Indo-European *baḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰog-, Proto-Indo-European *bhAg-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰogo, and later Proto-Celtic *bekkos (Beak, snout.)

Detailed word origin of bec

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*baḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰog- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) flowing water, flowing water, brook, stream, flowing water, stream
*bhAg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰeg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to break
*bʰogo Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bekkos Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Beak, snout.
*bakiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Beach, strand. Brook, stream.
*bakjaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bankiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A raised surface; bulge; hillock; slope. Bench.
*bekkos Gaulish (cel-gau)
*beccos Gaulish (cel-gau)
*baką Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Back, rear.
beccus Latin (lat) Beak, bill (especially of a cock).
bekkr Old Norse (non) Bench Brook, creek.
bæc Old English (ang) Stream; brook (anatomy) back. Back or rear end (of something).
bec Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bec

Descendants of *baḱ-
payle pegge
Descendants of *bʰog-
abak bac- bacche bach bak bakere becc becck bek bekk betch bæcche bæche
Descendants of *bhAg-
back bacon bacoun
Descendants of *bʰeg-
bank banket becche beckeren bekke bench benk benke bicche biche bickeren bikeren bink binke bynk