rixen etymology

Middle English word rixen comes from Proto-Germanic *rīkaz, Proto-Indo-European *rek-, Proto-Germanic - isōną, Old English -sian, and later Proto-Germanic *rīkisōną (To rule, reign.)

Detailed word origin of rixen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rīkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*rek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- isōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
-sian Old English (ang) Verbal suffix added to adjectives and nouns, generally causing i-mutation in the stem.
rīċe Old English (ang)
*rīkisōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To rule, reign.
ricsian Old English (ang) To dominate, domineer; tyrannize, rule violently. To prevail. To rule, exercise or possess power; govern, reign.
rīcsian Old English (ang)
rixen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as rixen

Descendants of *rek-
rein-drope reinbowe reinboȝe renboge reyn drope reyn-drope
Descendants of - isōną
bleschen blessen blesshen hailsen halsen halsien haylsen mincen minsen ranshen rencen rensen rinsen rinshen rixien rixlien rynsen wansen whinsen