befelen etymology

Middle English word befelen comes from Proto-Germanic *felhaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English feolan

Detailed word origin of befelen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*felhaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
feolan Old English (ang) To cling; cleave; stick; adhere. To persist. To reach; penetrate; come; pass.
*bifelhaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To entrust, to confide. To hide, to bury. To order, to command. To recommend, to advice.
befeolan Old English (ang) (intransitive) To give oneself earnestly to something, press for, continue.. (transitive) To bury, bear, be pleased with.. To commit, commend, deliver, grant.
befēolan Old English (ang)
befelen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as befelen

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 feolan
felen