bileven etymology

Middle English word bileven comes from Proto-Germanic *laubijaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Old English liefan

Detailed word origin of bileven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*laubijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
liefan Old English (ang) (transitive) to believe; trust; confide in. (transitive) to give leave; grant; allow; consent.
*bilaubijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To believe.
beliefan Old English (ang) To believe.
belīefan Old English (ang)
beleven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bileven

Descendants of *laubijaną
beleven ȝeleven
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