Origin of weevil
- Middle English wevel from Old English wifel webh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wevel, from Old English wifel, from Proto-Germanic *wibilaz (compare Dutch tortwevel, Low German Scharnwevel, German Wiebel (“beetle, chafer")), from Proto-Indo-European *webÊ°el (compare Lithuanian vãbalas (“beetle, weevil"), dialectal Russian веблица (veblica, “intestinal worm")), from Proto-Indo-European *webÊ°-, *h₁webÊ°- (“to weave, wave"). More at weave and wave.