folwen etymology

Middle English word folwen comes from Proto-Germanic *fullaz ((strong only) the whole, the entire. Full (not empty).), Proto-Germanic *umbi ((with accusative) around, about.), Proto-Indo-European *(s)pl̥kyéti, Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną ((transitive, +dat) to follow To follow.)

Detailed word origin of folwen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*fullaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (strong only) the whole, the entire. Full (not empty).
*umbi Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (with accusative) around, about.
*(s)pl̥kyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fulgijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (transitive, +dat) to follow To follow.
*fulgijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (transitive, +dat) to follow.
*fulgijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To follow.
fylġan Old English (ang)
folwen Middle English (enm) To follow.

Words with the same origin as folwen

Descendants of *fullaz
careful folgen folȝen ful- fulfillen fulien fullen fullmake fullynge fylle myndefull nedeful needeful oferfullen overful pleyn senful shamefull sinful synful traitourfull volliche vulle wonderful wondirful
Descendants of *umbi
embe embe- umbe umbe stunde umbe- umbeclosen umbedelven umbegang umbegangen umbegon umbelappen umbelien umben umbesetten umbeshinen umbestounde umbestunde umbethenken umbethinken umbhōn umbsheuen umbsitten umbthringan umgang umthinken
Descendants of *(s)pl̥kyéti
filghen fillen filowen folien fulling fulwen