betrayal etymology

English word betrayal comes from English -al, English betray

Detailed word origin of betrayal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
betray English (eng) To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly. To disclose or discover, for example something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally. To lead astray; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.. To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.. To prove [...]
betrayal English (eng) The act of betraying.

Words with the same origin as betrayal

Descendants of -al
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