beyn etymology

Middle English word beyn comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyd-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyh₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *bainaz (Ready, willing. Straight, right.)

Detailed word origin of beyn

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰoyd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰoyh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be frightened
*bainaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ready, willing. Straight, right.
beinn Old Norse (non)
bayn Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as beyn

Descendants of *bʰoyh₂-
bain ban banles bayn bayne beofian beveren bivien bon bonles rigbone riggebon rygge-bone schinboon schineboon