bereven etymology

Middle English word bereven comes from Proto-Germanic *raubōną (To rob, steal, plunder.), Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English berēofan

Detailed word origin of bereven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*raubōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To rob, steal, plunder.
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
berēofan Old English (ang)
reafian Old English (ang) To plunder. To reave. To rob.
*biraubōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To bereave, spoil, take away.
bereafian Old English (ang) To bereave, take away, spoil.
berēafian Old English (ang)
bereven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bereven

Descendants of *raubōną
raven reven robben robberie roberie robry
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