withsaken etymology

Middle English word withsaken comes from Old English wiþ-, Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g-, and later Proto-Germanic *sakaną (To charge, dispute.)

Detailed word origin of withsaken

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wiþ- Old English (ang) (perfective prefix) completely, fully, entirely. Again, back. Against, opposed to, counter to. Away, off.
*seh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sh₂g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sakaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To charge, dispute.
sacan Old English (ang) To accuse, blame. To argue, disagree. To fight.
wiþsacan Old English (ang) To forsake, drive against, refuse, withhold, decline, deny, reject, renounce.
withsaken Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as withsaken

Descendants of wiþ-
with- withcallen withchosen withclosen withdelen withdeparten withdon withdrawen withgon withlaughen withlesen withnayen withsamen withscapen withscoren withseien withsetten withsitten withslippen withspeken withstanden withsterten withturnen
Descendants of *seh₂g-
asaken asechen bisechen forsaken ofsaken ransaken sac sacless sahte sak sake sakles saȝt sechen seihte soc socke socne sok sokage soke soken sokke sæhte