clivien etymology

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

Detailed word origin of clivien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gley- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*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)
clivien Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as clivien

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