ally etymology

English word ally comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀλάβαστρον, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀλάβαστος, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) alabastre (Alabaster.)

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Detailed word origin of ally

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀλάβαστρον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀλάβαστος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀλάβαστρος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
alabaster Latin (lat) A box, tapering to a point at the top, for perfumes or unguents.
alabastre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Alabaster.
alabaster English (eng) Made of alabaster. Resembling alabaster: white, pale, translucent. (historical) A variety of calcite, translucent and sometimes banded.. A fine-grained white or lightly-tinted variety of gypsum, used ornamentally.
ally English (eng) (a glass marble or taw).

Words with the same origin as ally

Descendants of ἀλάβαστρον
alley