engagen etymology

Middle English word engagen comes from Old French en- (En- (in; into). En- (intensifier).), Proto-Germanic *anda- (Against, opposing. Un-, de-.), Old French gage ((figuratively) payment. Wage (regular remuneration).), Proto-Germanic *an-, Proto-Germanic *wadjōną (To wager, to pledge.)

Detailed word origin of engagen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
en- Old French (fro) En- (in; into). En- (intensifier).
*anda- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Against, opposing. Un-, de-.
gage Old French (fro) (figuratively) payment. Wage (regular remuneration).
*an- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wadjōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To wager, to pledge.
*anwadjōn Frankish (frk)
engager Old French (fro)
engagen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as engagen

Descendants of en-
combren embatailen embusshen empoverishen en- enacten enamel enbatelen encombraunce encrochen endetten endouen endowen enquery envyned impoverishen
Descendants of *anda-
an- and- andsware answar answer answeren on- ond- onsaken unbinden unbynden
Descendants of *an-
aboute anelen anget anhealden oncomen onelen onlighten onsenden
Descendants of *wadjōną
gagen wagen wageour wager wagour waiour waiowre wedden weddien wedding weddynge