biswinken etymology

Middle English word biswinken comes from Old English butan (Except for, but, unless Without, except.), Old English swincan (To toil, labour.)

Detailed word origin of biswinken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
butan Old English (ang) Except for, but, unless Without, except.
swincan Old English (ang) To toil, labour.
beswincan Old English (ang) To labour for or at, swink, toil, make with toil.
biswinken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as biswinken

Descendants of butan
aboute boute but buten
Descendants of swincan
swinken