blinnen etymology

Middle English word blinnen comes from Proto-Germanic *linnaną, Proto-Germanic *bi- (By, at; a general locative prefix.), Proto-Indo-European *lī-

Detailed word origin of blinnen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*linnaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) By, at; a general locative prefix.
*lī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bilinnaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To stop, cease, end.
blinnan Old English (ang) (of a bishopric) to be vacant. To cease, leave off, rest from. To lose, forfeit.
blinnen Middle English (enm) (intransitive) To come to a stand, stop moving; pause; to cease talking, be silent. (transitive) To cease; desist from, refrain from, stop, give up. (transitive) To make cease, put a stop to, put an end to; bring to an end, conclude (a prologue); to deliver or save from (evil); to come to an end, cease to exist or take place; of a fire: go out; of laws: cease to be valid.

Words with the same origin as blinnen

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 buten defilen
Descendants of *lī-
belove bleven lad lafe laft ledande leden ledere left leven libben lifles linnen loave lode lof lofe lothe love lufe lyf lyfles lyfly lyvely