bekend etymology

Dutch word bekend comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₃-, Proto-Indo-European *ǵonh₁éyeti, and later Proto-Germanic *kanjaną (To beget, bring forth.)

Detailed word origin of bekend

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵenh₃- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵonh₁éyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kunnaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To know how, to be able to. To know, to be familiar with, to recognise.
*kanjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To beget, bring forth.
*kennen Old Dutch (odt)
kennen Middle Dutch (dum) To admit. To consider (to be). To establish (as fact). To know, to be familiar with. To recognise, to acknowledge (a fact). To recognise, to know who/what someone/something is.
kennen Dutch (nld) (auxiliary, colloquial, dialectal). (transitive) to know (a person, a thing), be acquainted with.
bekend Dutch (nld) (well-)known. Familiar, trusted.

Words with the same origin as bekend

Descendants of *ǵonh₁éyeti
bekendheid bekendmaken bekennen erkennen herkenbaar herkenning kenbaar kenmerk kennen kennis onmiskenbaar ontkenning toeken toekennen verkennen verkenning