speken etymology

Middle English word speken comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)prey-, Proto-Indo-European *pereg-, and later Proto-Germanic *sprekaną (To speak, to make a noise.)

Detailed word origin of speken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(s)prey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pereg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(s)pereg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sprekaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To speak, to make a noise.
sprecan Old English (ang) To speak.
specan Old English (ang)
speken Middle English (enm) To speak (communicate using the voice).

Words with the same origin as speken

Descendants of *(s)prey-
finden freike freke fry spak spake sparke speche specheles sperke spreden
Descendants of *pereg-
frec