benimen etymology

Middle English word benimen comes from Proto-Germanic *nemaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English niman (To take, seize.)

Detailed word origin of benimen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*nemaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
niman Old English (ang) To take, seize.
*binemaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To take away, benim.
beniman Old English (ang) To catch, apprehend. To deprive. To obtain. To take, seize.
benimen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as benimen

Descendants of *nemaną
fornimen forniming
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 niman
nimen