umbelien etymology

Middle English word umbelien comes from Old English ymb-, Old English liċġan, and later Old English ymblicgan (To lie round, surround, encompass; beset; beleaguer.)

Detailed word origin of umbelien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ymb- Old English (ang) About, regarding. Around. Causing restraint, lessening. Near, by.
liċġan Old English (ang)
ymblicgan Old English (ang) To lie round, surround, encompass; beset; beleaguer.
umbelien Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as umbelien

Descendants of ymb-
embe- embsnīþen umbe- umbeclosen umbedelven umbefolden umbegon umbelappen umbeloken umbesetten umbeshinen umbethenken umbethinken umbhōn umbsheuen umbsitten umbthringan umthinken