continental etymology

English word continental comes from English continent

Detailed word origin of continental

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continent English (eng) (obsolete) Land (as opposed to the water).. (obsolete, _, in general sense) A large contiguous landmass considered independent of its islands, peninsulas etc. Specifically, the Old World continent of Europe–Asia–Africa. See the Continent.. Each of the main continuous land-masses on the earth's surface, now generally regarded as seven in number, including their related islands, continental [...]
continental English (eng) (US, historical) Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.. (chiefly, in the UK) Relating to, or characteristic of, continental Europe. Of or relating to a continent or continents.. Of the mainland, as opposed to an island offshore (US, historical) A member of the Continental army.. (US, historical) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the [...]

Words with the same origin as continental

Descendants of continent
Continent Sahul Sahulian