angle etymology

English word angle comes from Latin angulus (Angle. Corner.)

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Detailed word origin of angle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
angulus Latin (lat) Angle. Corner.
angle Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
angule Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
angle English (eng) (intransitive, informal) To change direction rapidly.. (transitive, cue sports) To hamper (oneself or one's opponent) by leaving the cue ball in the jaws of a pocket such that the surround of the pocket (the "angle") blocks the path from cue ball to object ball.. (transitive, informal) To present or argue something in a particular way or from a particular viewpoint.. (transitive, often in [...]

Words with the same origin as angle

Descendants of angulus
triangle