ally etymology

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

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Detailed word origin of ally

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)
ally English (eng) (transitive) To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.. (transitive) To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy (obsolete) A relative; a kinsman.. (taxonomy) A closely related species, usually within the same family.. Anything akin to something else by [...]

Words with the same origin as ally

Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien 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 alter