bestanden etymology

Middle English word bestanden comes from Proto-Germanic *standaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English standan (To stand.)

Detailed word origin of bestanden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*standaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
standan Old English (ang) To stand.
*bistāną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
bestandan Old English (ang) To stand by or near, stand on or upon, stand about or around.. To surround; beset, occupy.
bistanden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bestanden

Descendants of *standaną
bistanden forstanden
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 standan
astandan atstonden etstonden ofstonden overstonden standen