Other Word Forms of Linen
Origin of Linen
From Middle English linen, from Old English lÄ«nen (“linen", "made of flax"), from Proto-Germanic *lÄ«nÄ«naz (“made of flax"), from Proto-Germanic *lÄ«nÄ… (“flax"), from Proto-Indo-European *lÄ«n- (“flax"), equivalent to line +"Ž -en. Cognate with Latin linum (“flax"). More at line.
Middle English from Old English līnen made of flax from Germanic līnin- from līnam flax probably from Latin līnum lī̆no- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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