flien etymology

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

Detailed word origin of flien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*plōw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pleuk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fleuganą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To fly.
flēogan Old English (ang)
fleogan Old English (ang) To fly, move quickly, flee.
flien Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as flien

Descendants of *plōw-
atflen flacken flaggen flaien flaken flameng flateren fleien flemen fleten fligge flight flock flod flok flowen flutten flyght flytten foghel fowl fuȝel leed overflowen
Descendants of *pleuk-
biflien flakken flayen flie fliht flokk foul