lowk etymology

Middle English word lowk comes from Proto-Indo-European *leug, Proto-Indo-European *lūǵ-, Proto-Indo-European *lew-, and later Proto-Germanic *leukaną (To pluck; pull up.)

Detailed word origin of lowk

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*leug Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lūǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to break
*lew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to cut, remove, prune, separate, to wash, to cut, to cut, separate, dissolve, to cut away, remove, prune
*leukaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To pluck; pull up.
lūcan Old English (ang)
lowken Middle English (enm)
lowk Middle English (enm) Louk (a lock; bar; bolt; locked chest). Woodlouse.

Words with the same origin as lowk

Descendants of *leug
garlec garlik houslek knelek leek lek leke loc lock locket lok loke lokk louk louken lowken luken luxurie unloken
Descendants of *lew-
cheslippe continuel leef lef lefte leoflich leofman leve leven libbe librarie lifte lof lofe lofte lofti love lovien lufli luft luvewende lyften