waken etymology

Middle English word waken comes from Proto-Indo-European *weǵ-, and later Proto-Germanic *wakaną (To wake, be awake, arise.)

Detailed word origin of waken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*weǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be fresh, be cheerful, be awake, to be awake, be fresh or cheerful, to be strong, be awake, be fresh, be cheerful, to be awake, be fresh, be cheerful, to be fresh, cheerful, awake, lively, to be strong
*wakaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To wake, be awake, arise.
wacan Old English (ang) To awake, arise, originate, to be born.
waken Middle English (enm) To remain awake on watch especially over a corpse. To wake, cease from sleep, to be awake.

Words with the same origin as waken

Descendants of *weǵ-
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