leek etymology

Middle English word leek comes from Proto-Germanic *lēkijaz (Doctor, physician.), Old English *lǣċe, Old Norse lík, Proto-Indo-European *leug, Proto-Germanic *lekaz

Detailed word origin of leek

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lēkijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Doctor, physician.
*lǣċe Old English (ang)
lík Old Norse (non)
*leug Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lekaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
læce Old English (ang) Physician, doctor.
lǣċe Old English (ang)
*lauka Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*lec Old English (ang)
lēac Old English (ang)
leac Old English (ang) Leek.
lyche Middle English (enm) Like.

Words with the same origin as leek

Descendants of *lēkijaz
houslek knelek lechen lek leke
Descendants of lík
lyche
Descendants of *leug
garlec garlik loc lock locket lok loke lokk louk louken lowk lowken luken luxurie unloken