holden etymology

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

Detailed word origin of holden

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.
holden Middle English (enm) To hold.

Words with the same origin as holden

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