antenna etymology

English word antenna comes from English pole, English sailyard, English yard, Latin antemna ((nautical) yard, yardarm. Antenna.)

Detailed word origin of antenna

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pole English (eng) (transitive) To convey on poles.. (transitive) To furnish with poles for support.. (transitive) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.. To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.. To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole. (transitive) To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles. (angling) A type of basic fishing rod.. (historical) A unit of [...]
sailyard English (eng) (entomology, obsolete) An antenna of an insect.. (nautical) A yard to which the sails of a ship are bent.. (obsolete) One of the structural arms of a windmill to which the vanes or sails are attached.
yard English (eng) (finance) 109, A short scale billion; a long scale thousand millions or milliard. (transitive) To confine to a yard. (US, slang, uncommon) 100 dollars.. (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at right angles to the mast, the latter two hang obliquely.. (obsolete) A branch, twig, [...]
antemna Latin (lat) (nautical) yard, yardarm. Antenna.
antenna English (eng) A feeler organ on the head of an insect, crab, or other animal.. An apparatus to receive or transmit radio waves and convert respectively to or from an electrical signal.. The faculty of intuitive astuteness.

Words with the same origin as antenna

Descendants of sailyard
dish antenna horn antenna loop antenna