chosen etymology

Middle English word chosen comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-, and later Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwseti (To taste, try, choose.)

Detailed word origin of chosen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵews- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵéwseti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To taste, try, choose.
*keusaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To choose. To test, to try.
ċēosan Old English (ang)
ceosan Old English (ang) To accept. To choose; select; elect.
chosen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as chosen

Descendants of *ǵews-
bicasten chesen chois chooce chos cor core cost costnien costning costnunge cure custe custi kire kisti walkirie walkyrie withchosen ȝecoren