turnen etymology

Middle English word turnen comes from Old French torner, Old English tyrnan, and later Old English turnian (To turn on a lathe.)

Detailed word origin of turnen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
torner Old French (fro) (transitive, or, intransitive) to turn. To return; to go back.
tyrnan Old English (ang)
turnian Old English (ang) To turn on a lathe.
turnen Middle English (enm) To turn.

Words with the same origin as turnen

Descendants of torner
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