dwinen etymology

Middle English word dwinen comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwey-, Proto-Indo-European *dgʷhey-, and later Old English dwinan (To waste away, languish, decline, wither.)

Detailed word origin of dwinen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dgʷhey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰwēy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fer- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
dwīnan Old English (ang)
dwinan Old English (ang) To waste away, languish, decline, wither.
dwinen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as dwinen

Descendants of *dʰwey-
at do da daffe ded deed deien dere dereling derth derþe dethlich dethliknesse deyen deȝen dier doust dun dun- dune dure dust halfdede overdeed steem
Descendants of *dgʷhey-
far- forberen fordraȝen forfaren forgiten forgiven forlesen forloren forlorn forme fornimen forshapen forstanden forswalȝen forswoluwen forswolȝen forthynken forwerken forwernen forwirken forworthen forȝiten forȝiven freten