countless etymology

English word countless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English count

Detailed word origin of countless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-less English (eng) Lacking (something); without (something).
count English (eng) (baseball) The number of balls and strikes, respectively, on a batter's in-progress plate appearance.. (legal) A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.. (obsolete) An object of interest or account; value; estimation.. A countdown.. The act of counting or tallying a quantity.. The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set; a quantity counted. A nobleman holding [...]
countless English (eng) Too many to count; innumerable or incalculable.

Words with the same origin as countless

Descendants of -less
breathless clueless defenseless fearless flawless hopeless meaningless merciless needless penniless pointless priceless regardless relentless ruthless selfless senseless sleepless thoughtless timeless toothless topless useless wireless