swynden etymology

Middle English word swynden comes from Proto-Indo-European *swey-, and later Proto-Germanic *swindaną (To dwindle.)

Detailed word origin of swynden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*swey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to twist, swing
*swindaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To dwindle.
swindan Old English (ang) To waste away, languish, grow languid, be consumed.
swynden Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as swynden

Descendants of *swey-
sweem swem sweme swiftly swiftnesse swind swinden swip swipen swippen swiven swyftely swyftnesse swyvel