bind

[OE] Band, bend, bind, bond, and bundle can all be traced back ultimately to an Indo- European base *bhendh-, which was also the source of Sanskrit bandh ‘bind’ and Greek peisma ‘cable’. In the case of bind, the immediate precursor of Old English bindan was the Germanic stem with an i vowel, *bind-. In the 14th century the verb came to be used as a noun, for the ‘stem of a climbing plant’, from which we get bine (as in woodbine ‘honeysuckle’). => BAND, BEND, BOND, BUNDLE

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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