angular etymology

English word angular comes from Proto-Indo-European *ang-, and later Latin angulus (Angle. Corner.)

Detailed word origin of angular

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ang- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) corner, hirn
*h₂eng-ul- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) joint?
angulus Latin (lat) Angle. Corner.
angularis Latin (lat) Angular; square. Placed at corners.
angular English (eng) (figuratively) Sharp and stiff in character.. (organic chemistry) Composed of three or more rings attached to a single carbon atom (the rings not all being in the same plane).. Having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner. Lean, lank.. Measured by an angle; as in, angular distance.. Relating or pertaining to an angle or angles.. Sharp-cornered; pointed.. Ungraceful; lacking grace. [...]

Words with the same origin as angular

Descendants of *ang-
acute anchor angle ankle cute cutie triangle