halden etymology

Middle English word halden comes from Proto-Slavic *-nъ, Proto-Indo-European *kʷel-, and later Proto-Germanic *haldaną (To hold, to keep.)

Detailed word origin of halden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-nъ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro)
*kʷel- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ḱer- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*haldaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To hold, to keep.
healdan Old English (ang) (intransitive) to maintain one’s position against an enemy. To contain. To hold fast, to grasp. To keep watch over (cattle etc.). To possess.
halden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as halden

Descendants of *-nъ
anhealden columne columpe forhealden hali halidom halien haliȝdom haulen heelden held helden hilt hilte hold holden holdscipe holi hulfere hulver schillen shild wergeld whelp
Descendants of *kʷel-
halen holde holie holin holly holyn pilegrim qweel whel whele ȝeac