bethenken etymology

Middle English word bethenken comes from Proto-Germanic *þankijaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English þencan (To think.)

Detailed word origin of bethenken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*þankijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
þencan Old English (ang) To think.
*biþankijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To think up, bethink.
beþencan Old English (ang) To think about, consider; bethink, bear in mind.. To trust, entrust, confide.
beþenċan Old English (ang)
bethenken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bethenken

Descendants of *þankijaną
bithenchen
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 þencan
forethynken forthinken forthynken þenken