tenen etymology

Middle English word tenen comes from Proto-Celtic *dūnom (Stronghold, rampart.), Proto-Germanic *teuną (Destruction; ruin; damage; lack.), Gaulish *dunum

Detailed word origin of tenen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dūnom Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Stronghold, rampart.
*teuną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Destruction; ruin; damage; lack.
*dunum Gaulish (cel-gau)
*dūnon Gaulish (cel-gau)
dunum Gaulish (cel-gau) A fort.
dunon Gaulish (cel-gau)
*tiunijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To claim, use, appropriate. To torture, torment, vex.
tīenan Old English (ang)
*tūną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Enclosure. Fence.
tūn Old English (ang)
tȳnan Old English (ang)
tenen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as tenen

Descendants of *dūnom
Adelmetone Bramdun Brampdon Brampton Brandon Bremedon Bremtone Brombton Bromdun Claytone Cleyton ateonen betinen betynen bituinen bitunen doun litton toun town townishe townysche
Descendants of *teuną
atenen ten tene