laughen etymology

Middle English word laughen comes from Proto-Indo-European *kelā-, Proto-Indo-European *klók-ye, and later Proto-Germanic *hlahjaną (To laugh.)

Detailed word origin of laughen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kelā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*klók-ye Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kleg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hlahjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To laugh.
hlæhan Old English (ang)
hlæhhan Old English (ang)
lahen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as laughen

Descendants of *kelā-
belahhen beliȝen laghen laghter lahen laȝhen laȝter