begripen etymology

Middle English word begripen comes from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English gripan (To gripe, grip, grab.)

Detailed word origin of begripen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*grīpaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
gripan Old English (ang) To gripe, grip, grab.
*bigrīpaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp, apprehend. To understand, comprehend.
begripan Old English (ang) To chide, chasten.. To lay hold of; grasp, reprehend.
begrīpan Old English (ang)
bigripen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as begripen

Descendants of *grīpaną
bigripen
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 gripan
gripen gropien