kemben etymology

Middle English word kemben comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵembʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵómbʰ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *ǵómbʰos (Peg. Row of teeth. Tooth.)

Detailed word origin of kemben

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵembʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵómbʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to pierce, gnaw through
*ǵómbʰos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Peg. Row of teeth. Tooth.
*kambaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Comb.
*kambijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To comb; kemb.
cemban Old English (ang)
kemben Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as kemben

Descendants of *ǵembʰ-
camb comb horscomb horsecombe horskame okome