beleven etymology

Middle English word beleven comes from Proto-Germanic *laubijaną, Old English liefan, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Proto-Germanic *lībaną (To remain, to be left.), Proto-Indo-European *loyp-éye-

Detailed word origin of beleven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*laubijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
liefan Old English (ang) (transitive) to believe; trust; confide in. (transitive) to give leave; grant; allow; consent.
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
*lībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To remain, to be left.
*loyp-éye- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bilaubijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To believe.
beliefan Old English (ang) To believe.
*bilībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To stay, to remain in place.
belīefan Old English (ang)
*bilaibijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To cause to stay, to leave behind.
belǣfan Old English (ang)
belæfan Old English (ang) To be left; remain.
beleven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as beleven

Descendants of *laubijaną
bileven ȝeleven
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 *lībaną
beliven belove bleven laft left leven