-ol etymology

English word -ol comes from Proto-Hellenic *élaiwon, Proto-Indo-European *loiwom, Proto-Indo-European *loiu̯om, and later Latin oleum (Olive oil. The palaestra.)

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Detailed word origin of -ol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*élaiwon Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro)
*loiwom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*loiu̯om Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ἐλαία Ancient Greek (grc)
ἔλαιον Ancient Greek (grc)
oleum Latin (lat) Olive oil. The palaestra.
olea Latin (lat) Olive (fruit). Olive tree.
-ol English (eng) Indicating an oily substance.

Words with the same origin as -ol

Descendants of *élaiwon
gas gasoline oil oily petrol petroleum
Descendants of *loiwom
canola croton oil degas elaiosome eugenol gasbag gasman gassy gasworks lino linoleum menthol oilcan oilman olive olivine parolivary regas vaseline