blessen etymology

Middle English word blessen comes from Middle Dutch lesschen, Middle Dutch be- (A verb prefix with a variety of meanings.), Middle Dutch lusschen, Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁-, Middle Dutch bleschen, Proto-Germanic - isōną, Proto-Germanic *blīþisjōną (To be good, be kind, be joyful.)

Detailed word origin of blessen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lesschen Middle Dutch (dum) To calm, to ease. To extinguish. To go out (of fire). To lessen, to reduce. To quench.
be- Middle Dutch (dum) A verb prefix with a variety of meanings.
lusschen Middle Dutch (dum)
*bʰleh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
bleschen Middle Dutch (dum)
- isōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*blīþisjōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be good, be kind, be joyful.
*bʰlo-to- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
blissian Old English (ang) (intransitive) to rejoice; be glad. (transitive) to gladden; make happy; cause (someone) to rejoice; delight.
*blōþą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Blood.
blisscen Middle Dutch (dum)
*blōþisōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To mark with blood.
blētsian, blēdsian Old English (ang)
blēdsian Old English (ang)
blesshen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as blessen

Descendants of lesschen
bleschen blesshen blissen
Descendants of *bʰleh₁-
blaa blaw blawen ble blede blee bleo bleten blew blewe bliss blithe bliþeliche blo blowen blyth blyþely feble fluid flum forblow forblowen inblowen inflative superfluent
Descendants of - isōną
hailsen halsen halsien haylsen mincen minsen ranshen rencen rensen rinsen rinshen rixen rixien rixlien rynsen wansen whinsen
Descendants of *blīþisjōną
bliscien blissien