begraven etymology

Middle English word begraven comes from Proto-Germanic *grabaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English grafan (To dig, dig up. To grave; engrave, chisel, carve.)

Detailed word origin of begraven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*grabaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
grafan Old English (ang) To dig, dig up. To grave; engrave, chisel, carve.
*bigrabaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To bury, inter, engrave.
begrafan Old English (ang) To bury.
begraven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as begraven

Descendants of *bi-
bedoven begalewen begirden begreten behoven beknowen belirten belouken bereden beschrewen besinken besitten bi cause bifon bigirden biheveden bilimpen bischilden biseggen biwedden biwesten blinnen buten defilen
Descendants of grafan
graven