army etymology

English word army comes from Latin arma, Old French (842-ca. 1400) arme (Weapon.)

Detailed word origin of army

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
arma Latin (lat) (Late Latin) weapon (pluralonly) defence. (pluralonly) defensive arms, armor/armour, shields, weapons of war.. (pluralonly) soldiers, military power. (pluralonly) tools. (pluralonly) war.
arme Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Weapon.
armare Latin (lat)
armatus Latin (lat) Armour Armed. Armoured. Equipped. Fortified.
armāta Malayalam (mal)
armer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To arm (equip with weapons).
armee Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (Anglo-Norman) army.
armee Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Army.
army English (eng) (figuratively) A large group of people working toward the same purpose.. (figuratively) A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.. (figuratively) Any multitude.. (often capitalized) Within a vast military, a very large tactical contingent (e.g. a number of divisions).. A large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) [...]

Words with the same origin as army

Descendants of arma
arm armed armor disarm firearm