betechen etymology

Middle English word betechen comes from Old English butan (Except for, but, unless Without, except.), English teach, English besmirch, Old English tæcan, Old English tǣċan

Detailed word origin of betechen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
butan Old English (ang) Except for, but, unless Without, except.
teach English (eng) (intransitive) To pass on knowledge, especially as one's profession; to act as a teacher.. (obsolete, transitive) To show (someone) the way; to guide, conduct; to point, indicate.. (transitive) To cause to learn or understand.. (transitive) To pass on knowledge to. (pejorative, informal) teacher.
besmirch English (eng) (transitive) To tarnish something, especially someone's reputation; to debase.. (transitive, literary) To make dirty; to soil.
tæcan Old English (ang) To show (someone) the way; to direct, guide. To show, point out. To teach.
tǣċan Old English (ang)
betæcan Old English (ang) To entrust, betake, commit, impart, deliver, hand over, yield to, give, betroth. To send, follow, pursue, hunt.. To show, point out, assign, destine.
betǣċan Old English (ang)
betechen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as betechen

Descendants of butan
aboute boute but buten
Descendants of tæcan
techen