swyvel etymology

Middle English word swyvel comes from Proto-Indo-European *wimb-, Proto-Indo-European *ksweybʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *swey-, and later Proto-Germanic *swībaną (To finish. To revolve; move around; sway; stray. To sweep.)

Detailed word origin of swyvel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wimb- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ksweybʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*swībaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To finish. To revolve; move around; sway; stray. To sweep.
swīfan Old English (ang)
swifan Old English (ang) To intervene. To move in a course, revolve. To sweep.
swiven Middle English (enm) To have sexual intercourse; copulate.
swivel Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as swyvel

Descendants of *wimb-
wimpel
Descendants of *ksweybʰ-
swapen swiftly swiftnesse swiven swopen swyftely swyftnesse
Descendants of *swey-
sweem swem sweme swind swinden swip swipen swippen swynden