flie etymology

Middle English word flie comes from Proto-Indo-European *plewd-, Proto-Indo-European *pleuk-, and later Proto-Germanic *fleuganą (To fly.)

Detailed word origin of flie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*plewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pleuk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fleuganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To fly.
*fleugǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Flying insect, fly.
fleogan Old English (ang) To fly, move quickly, flee.
flēoġe Old English (ang)
flēoge Old English (ang)
flie Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as flie

Descendants of *plewd-
flateren flatteren fleten flitten floten flutten flytten
Descendants of *pleuk-
biflien flacken flaggen flaien flaken flakken flayen fleien flien flight fliht flock flok flokk flyght foghel foul fowl fuȝel