onlighten etymology

Middle English word onlighten comes from Old English līhtan, Old English an- (One, uni-, only. Sole, single, solitary; alone.)

Detailed word origin of onlighten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
līhtan Old English (ang)
an- Old English (ang) One, uni-, only. Sole, single, solitary; alone.
onlihtan Old English (ang)
onlighten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as onlighten

Descendants of līhtan
alight alighten lighten lihte
Descendants of an-
aboute an- anelen anget anhealden on- oncomen onelen onsenden