lek etymology

Middle English word lek comes from Proto-Indo-European *leiĝ-, Proto-Indo-European *līg-, Proto-Indo-European *leg-, Proto-Indo-European *lēg(')-, Proto-Indo-European *lēgios, Proto-Indo-European *leug, and later Proto-Germanic *laukaz (Leek.)

Detailed word origin of lek

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*leiĝ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*līg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*leg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lēg(')- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lēgios Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*leug Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lēkijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*laukaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Leek.
*līką Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Body. Corpse, dead body.
*lǣċe Old English (ang)
*lēkijaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Doctor, physician.
lēac Old English (ang)
lík Old Norse (non)
læce Old English (ang) Physician, doctor.
lǣċe Old English (ang)
lyche Middle English (enm) Like.

Words with the same origin as lek

Descendants of *leiĝ-
clanly cumly drobli droflic edlesienlīch eroþliche freelich frely gastliche habundauntly houndli inly lik likame liken lyche lyken poverly scheomelich selfly sonderli sunneliche trewely verraily waterly
Descendants of *līg-
angelly certeinly childli clenliche evenlich falsly havedlich hidously kyndeliche lechen lichame lyflich reweliche scondliche soþeli uglike wunderlice yeerly
Descendants of *leg-
lacchen lake latche leken
Descendants of *lēg(')-
houslek knelek leek leke
Descendants of *leug
garlec garlik loc lock locket lok loke lokk louk louken lowk lowken luken luxurie unloken