leyken etymology

Middle English word leyken comes from Proto-Indo-European *(e)laiǵ-, and later Proto-Germanic *laikaną (To jump, play, move, swing about.)

Detailed word origin of leyken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(e)laiǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to jump, spring, play
*laikaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To jump, play, move, swing about.
leika Old Norse (non)
leyken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as leyken

Descendants of *(e)laiǵ-
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