reyn etymology

Middle English word reyn comes from Latin regina ((Later Latin, chess) queen. Princess. Queen.), Proto-Germanic *regnaz (Rain.), Latin retineo

Detailed word origin of reyn

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
regina Latin (lat) (Later Latin, chess) queen. Princess. Queen.
*regnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rain.
retineo Latin (lat) I hold fast, maintain, preserve, protect, guard, retain.. I hold in check, repress, check, stop, stay.. I keep or hold back, detain, restrain, retain, confine, contain; delay.
reġn Old English (ang)
regn Old English (ang) Rain.
*retina Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*retina Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) rein.
resne Old French (fro) Rein (for an animal).
reine Old French (fro)
reyne Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as reyn

Descendants of regina
rein reyne
Descendants of *regnaz
reinbowe reinboȝe ren renboge reȝn
Descendants of retineo
retencioun retenue