lengen etymology

Middle English word lengen comes from Proto-Indo-European *dluh₂gʰó-, Proto-Indo-European *longʰo-, Proto-Indo-European *dl̥h₁gʰós (Long.)

Detailed word origin of lengen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dluh₂gʰó- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*longʰo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dl̥h₁gʰós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Long.
*langaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Long.
*langijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To lengthen, make long.
lengan Old English (ang)
lengja Old Norse (non)
longer Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as lengen

Descendants of *dluh₂gʰó-
hedling hedlong heedling hevedlynge lang langsum lengthe lenten lenthe loncsumnesse long longere longsom longsum
Descendants of *dl̥h₁gʰós
belangen belongen langen longen purloynen surloine