proven etymology

Middle English word proven comes from Old French prover (To prove.), Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Proto-Indo-European *bhu-, Old English prōfian

Detailed word origin of proven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prover Old French (fro) To prove.
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bhu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
prōfian Old English (ang)
*pro-bhwo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
probus Latin (lat) (morally) upright, honest, virtuous. Good, serviceable, excellent, superior, able.
probo Late Latin (LL)
profian Old English (ang) To esteem; regard as.. To show evidence of, evince.. To test, try, prove.
proven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as proven

Descendants of *bhu-
appreoven appreven approbacioun apreven proof