werken etymology

Middle English word werken comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂i-h₂uer, Proto-Indo-European - -yéti, Proto-Indo-European *wṛǵ-, and later Proto-Germanic *warkiz (Pain.)

Detailed word origin of werken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂i-h₂uer Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -yéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wṛǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*werǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*warkiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pain.
*wérǵom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Work.
wræc Old English (ang) Exile. Misery, torment. Persecution, punishment.
*wr̥ǵyéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be working, to be at work.
*werką Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Work.
wærcan Old English (ang)
*wirkijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To effect, make happen. To make, produce.
*wurkijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To make. To work, to do work.
wyrcan Old English (ang) To cause, achieve. To do, carry out. To make, build.
wyrċan Old English (ang)
warken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as werken

Descendants of - -yéti
acatour beelden belden bostlen botel bottle boueer boun buen bustelen chacer conceiven desayven dissayven fysike han hebben overhebben part-takynge perceiven shippwright shipwright upheven warkynge
Descendants of *wṛǵ-
bewurchen forwurchen irken iwurche schipwricht ship-wriȝth warchende warkande warken werking werkynge worchinge