onfon etymology

Middle English word onfon comes from Proto-Germanic *anda- (Against, opposing. Un-, de-.), Proto-Germanic *fanhaną (To capture, to catch. To take, to seize.)

Detailed word origin of onfon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*anda- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Against, opposing. Un-, de-.
*fanhaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To capture, to catch. To take, to seize.
ondfōn Old English (ang)
onfon Old English (ang) To perceive, catch on to. To receive, accept. To take. To undertake, undergo.
onfangen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as onfon

Descendants of *anda-
an- and- andsware answar answer answeren engagen on- ond- onsaken unbinden unbynden
Descendants of *fanhaną
befon fang fangen feng fon underfongen undervongen vangen