clevien etymology

Middle English word clevien comes from Proto-Indo-European *gley-, and later Proto-Germanic *klībaną (To stick, cling to.)

Detailed word origin of clevien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gley- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to stick, smudge, to stick
*gleybʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*klībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To stick, cling to.
*klibjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To stick, adhere.
clifian Old English (ang)
clevien Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as clevien

Descendants of *gley-
Claytone Cleyton clane clath clay clenliche clennesse cleove cleovien cleven cley clif clingen clivien clod clot cloth clothen cloud cloþes clud clude clyte forcleven