pleyn etymology

Middle English word pleyn comes from Proto-Indo-European *pl(e)Hk-, Proto-Indo-European *pelh, English full, Proto-Indo-European *pi-pleh₁-, Italian plain, and later Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós (Full.)

Detailed word origin of pleyn

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pl(e)Hk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pelh Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
full English (eng) (archaic) Quite; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely. (transitive) To baptise. (of the moon) To become full or wholly illuminated. (AU) Drunk, intoxicated. (informal) Having eaten to satisfaction, having a "full" stomach; replete.. (obsolete) Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information.. (obsolete) Impregnated; made pregnant.. (poker, postnominal) [...]
*pi-pleh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
plain Italian (ita)
*pl̥h₁nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Full.
planus Latin (lat) Level, flat, even.
*plēnos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Full.
plenus Latin (lat) (with genitive, or ablative in later Latin) full (of), filled, plump. Satisfied.
plein Old French (fro) Full (at capacity with respect to space).
plein English (eng)
plain Middle French (frm) Full (not empty).
playn Old French (fro)
pleyn Anglo-Norman (xno)
pleyn Middle English (enm) Clear; unambiguous.

Words with the same origin as pleyn

Descendants of *pl(e)Hk-
flor plane plante
Descendants of full
-full carfulli fillen folien folwen folȝen full fullen fulliche fulling fullmade fullynge fulwen fülle nedeful needeful overful overfulle senful shamefull sunful volliche vulle wondirful