wipen etymology

Middle English word wipen comes from Proto-Indo-European *wimb-, and later Proto-Germanic *wīpōną (To swing. To wipe.)

Detailed word origin of wipen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wimb- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to turn, rotate, spin, spin around
*wīpōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To swing. To wipe.
wīpian Old English (ang)
wipen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as wipen

Descendants of *wimb-
wimpel