belongen etymology

Middle English word belongen comes from English besmirch, Proto-Indo-European *legʷh-, Proto-Indo-European *dl̥h₁gʰós (Long.), English longen

Detailed word origin of belongen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
besmirch English (eng) (transitive) To tarnish something, especially someone's reputation; to debase.. (transitive, literary) To make dirty; to soil.
*legʷh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dl̥h₁gʰós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Long.
longen English (eng)
*langōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To desire; long for.
langian Old English (ang) To grieve for, pine, be pained by. To long, yearn for.
belongen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as belongen

Descendants of *legʷh-
belangen langen longe lunge
Descendants of *dl̥h₁gʰós
hedling hedlong heedling hevedlynge lang langsum lengen lengthe lenten lenthe loncsumnesse long longen longsom longsum purloynen surloine