bi- etymology

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

Detailed word origin of bi-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bi- Old English (ang) Prefix meaning near, around (compare Latin para-), occurring primarily in nouns.
butan Old English (ang) Except for, but, unless Without, except.
be- Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bi-

Descendants of bi-
be- bedaggen begalewen begon begreten beheten behiȝt behoten belongen bequeste beschrewen beswinken betechen betwene bicaren biflien bilaven biqueste bisen bisne
Descendants of butan
aboute boute but buten