byfellow etymology

English word byfellow comes from English by-, English fellow

Detailed word origin of byfellow

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
fellow English (eng) To suit with; to pair with; to match. (archaic) A companion; a comrade.. (colloquial) A male person; a man.. (heading) A rank or title in the professional world, usually given as "Fellow".. (obsolete) A colleague or partner.. (rare) A person; an individual, male or female.. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.. A member of a literary or scientific society. An equal [...]
byfellow English (eng) A fellow of a college (in the University of Cambridge) not on the foundation, and having inferior privileges to a foundation fellow.

Words with the same origin as byfellow

Descendants of by-
bybidder bycatch bydweller byelection byfall byform byground byhanger byland byline bymatter bypass bypath byplay byproduct byrunning bysitter byspeech bystander bystreet bytalk bytown bywalk bywork
Descendants of fellow
Redfella blackfella fella goodfella