wardein etymology

Middle English word wardein comes from Proto-Germanic *ward-, Frankish *wardōn (To guard, protect, watch over.)

Detailed word origin of wardein

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ward- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wardōn Frankish (frk) To guard, protect, watch over.
*wardon Frankish (frk)
wardo Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I guard. (Medieval Latin) I herd cattle. (Medieval Latin) I ward against.
guarder Old French (fro) To look at. To protect; to guard.
warder Old French (fro) (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman).
wardein Old Northern French (fro-nor)
wardein Anglo-Norman (xno)
wardein Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as wardein

Descendants of *ward-
regard reward