belyen etymology

Middle English word belyen comes from Proto-Germanic *leuganą, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English leogan, Old English licgan (To lie, to rest on the ground, to be situated.)

Detailed word origin of belyen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*leuganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
leogan Old English (ang) To be wrong, err. To belie. To deceive. To lie (tell an untruth).
licgan Old English (ang) To lie, to rest on the ground, to be situated.
butan Old English (ang) Except for, but, unless Without, except.
*bileuganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To belie.
beleogan Old English (ang) To deceive by lies.
bilicgan Old English (ang)
belēogan Old English (ang)
beliggen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as belyen

Descendants of *leuganą
beleoȝen
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 leogan
lien
Descendants of licgan
beliggen forliggen liggen