beliven etymology

Middle English word beliven comes from Proto-Germanic *lībaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Proto-Indo-European *loyp-éye-

Detailed word origin of beliven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
*loyp-éye- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bilībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To stay, to remain in place.
belīfan Old English (ang)
belifan Old English (ang) To continue, remain over, be left. To stay or remain.
*bilibanaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
belifen Old English (ang)
beliven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as beliven

Descendants of *lībaną
beleven belove bleven
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