alien etymology

English word alien comes from Latin ligandus, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.), Latin alius (Else. Other, another.), Vulgar Latin *alare

Detailed word origin of alien

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ligandus Latin (lat)
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
alius Latin (lat) Else. Other, another.
*alare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
alienus Latin (lat) (of the body) dead; corrupted; paralyzed. (of the mind) insane, mad. Of that which belongs to another person, place, or object—of another, alien, foreign. Unfamiliar with something or a stranger to something. Unfriendly, inimical, hostile, suspicious. Unsuitable, incongruous, inconsistent.
aliene Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
alligo Latin (lat) (in a moral sense) I oblige, lay under obligation.. I bind to, up or around something, tie, fetter, fasten; bandage.. I hold fast, hinder, detain.
alier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To unite; to join together.
alien Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
alien English (eng) Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign.. Pertaining to extraterrestrial life.. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed. A foreigner residing in a country.. A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.. One [...]

Words with the same origin as alien

Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of ad-
accept accident add address admit appreciate arrest assume attorney disappear rest
Descendants of alius
alias alibi ally alter