biten etymology

Middle English word biten comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd-, Proto-Indo-European - -nós, and later Proto-Indo-European *bʰéydt (To split.)

Detailed word origin of biten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰeyd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰéydt Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To split.
*bʰidnós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Split, cloven.
*bītaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To bite.
bītan Old English (ang)
biten Middle English (enm) Bite.

Words with the same origin as biten

Descendants of *bʰeyd-
bait baiten beit beite
Descendants of - -nós
abord careful elpi enen folien folȝen fulien full fullynge fylle iwald lana succida na nillen noen non none onhende onlepi pardonen punischen traitourfull vulle wald wolle