becomen etymology

Middle English word becomen comes from Proto-Germanic *kwemaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English cuman (To come.)

Detailed word origin of becomen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kwemaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
cuman Old English (ang) To come.
*bikwemaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To come about, happen, befall. To come across, come by, chance upon, find, obtain. To come near, come around, come by, arrive.
becuman Old English (ang) To come (to); to arrive, reach. To come to pass; to happen, occur.
bicumen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as becomen

Descendants of *kwemaną
bicumen
Descendants of *bi-
bedoven begalewen begirden begraven begreten behoven beknowen belirten belouken bereden beschrewen besinken besitten bi cause bifon bigirden biheveden bilimpen bischilden biseggen biwedden biwesten blinnen buten defilen
Descendants of cuman
com in comen forthcomen incomen oncomen oncumen onkome