betellen etymology

Middle English word betellen comes from Old English tellan, Old English butan (Except for, but, unless Without, except.)

Detailed word origin of betellen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tellan Old English (ang) To consider; reckon; account. To count; reckon; compute; calculate. To tell; narrate; recount; state.
butan Old English (ang) Except for, but, unless Without, except.
betellan Old English (ang) To answer, justify, clear, unguilt, show one's self as innocent.. To speak or tell about.
betellen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as betellen

Descendants of tellan
Descendants of butan
aboute boute but buten