leyen etymology

Middle English word leyen comes from Proto-Indo-European *logʰeye-, Proto-Indo-European - -yeti, and later Proto-Indo-European *légʰyeti (To be lying down.)

Detailed word origin of leyen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*logʰeye- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -yeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*légʰyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be lying down.
*ligjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To lie, to rest (on a surface).
*lagjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To lay, to place in a resting position.
leċġan Old English (ang)
lecgan Old English (ang) To lay (an egg). To lay or place in a position of rest; to bury (a person). To lay, to bring down, to prostrate.
layen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as leyen

Descendants of - -yeti
acorden asechen aswagen avancen avauncen bad belyen bidden compellen despect embusshen eren launchen layen leggen lien liggen seken skapen spuylen townysche treon treowen treuwen