aflame etymology

English word aflame comes from English a-, English flame

Detailed word origin of aflame

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.] Not, without, opposite of. (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or [...]
flame English (eng) (Internet) Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.. (music, chiefly, lutherie) The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the curl.. A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour. flame colour: . A romantic partner or lover in a usually short-lived but passionate affair.. Burning zeal, passion, imagination, excitement, or [...]
aflame English (eng) In flames, on fire, flaming, with flames coming from it. Showing anger or contempt.

Words with the same origin as aflame

Descendants of a-
abe ace adrift afar afloat ahold amelia arouse ashore aside asleep
Descendants of flame
flamage flamy