lenten etymology

Middle English word lenten comes from Proto-Germanic *langaz (Long.), Proto-Indo-European *dyeu-

Detailed word origin of lenten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*langaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Long.
*dyeu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to shine
*tīnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Day.
*langatīnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spring.
lencten Old English (ang) Lent. Spring (season).
lengten Old English (ang)
lenten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as lenten

Descendants of *langaz
hedling hedlong heedling hevedlynge lang langsum lengen lengthe lenthe loncsumnesse long longere longsom longsum
Descendants of *dyeu-
Monday Monenday Tewesday Wednesdai Wodnesdei adew adewe adue duete iorney iulius journee jun june juyng