armed etymology

English word armed comes from English arm, English -ed

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word armed. Currently you are viewing the etymology of armed with the meaning: (Adjective) (chiefly, in combination) Having an arm or arms, often of a specified number or type.. (heraldry, of horns, teeth, beaks, etc.) Coloured in a different tincture from the beast or bird itself.. [...](chiefly, in combination) Having an arm or arms, often of a specified number or type.. (heraldry, of horns, teeth, beaks, etc.) Coloured in a different tincture from the beast or bird itself.. [...]

Detailed word origin of armed

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arm English (eng) (anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the elbow.. (baseball, slang) A pitcher. (figurative) Power; might; strength; support.. (genetics) One of the two parts of a chromosome.. (geography) A bay or inlet off a main body of water.. A branch of an organization.. A group of patients in a medical trial.. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an [...]
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
armed English (eng) (chiefly, in combination) Having an arm or arms, often of a specified number or type.. (heraldry, of horns, teeth, beaks, etc.) Coloured in a different tincture from the beast or bird itself.. (of a creature) Possessing arms of a specified number or type.

Words with the same origin as armed

Descendants of -ed
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