bench etymology

Middle English word bench comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg-, and later Proto-Germanic *bankiz (A raised surface; bulge; hillock; slope. Bench.)

Detailed word origin of bench

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰeg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to break
*bankiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A raised surface; bulge; hillock; slope. Bench.
benc Old English (ang) Bench.
bænc Old English (ang)
benke Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bench

Descendants of *bʰeg-
abak bac- bacon bacoun bak bank banket bec becc becche beckeren bek bekk bekke benk benke bicche biche bickeren bikeren bink binke bynk