behoven etymology

Middle English word behoven comes from Old English butan (Except for, but, unless Without, except.), Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyéti (To be grasping.), Old English *hōfian

Detailed word origin of behoven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
butan Old English (ang) Except for, but, unless Without, except.
*kh₂pyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be grasping.
*hōfian Old English (ang)
*bihafaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
behofian Old English (ang) To be needful to, necessary.. To have need of, need.
*bihōfą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Necessity.
behōf Old English (ang)
behōfian Old English (ang)
behoven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as behoven

Descendants of butan
aboute boute but buten
Descendants of *kh₂pyéti
acatour chaser comaunden commaunder communite conceiven deceyven dissayven han haven helde heven hoven manaple manere maniple manjewe manuren manyple occupacioun parcial pars part part-takynge yhad