electric etymology

English word electric comes from New Latin ēlectricus

Detailed word origin of electric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ēlectricus New Latin (la-new)
electric English (eng) (archaic) A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.. (informal, uncountable, usually with definite article) Electricity; the electricity supply.. (rare, countable) An electric car. Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.. Of or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.. Of, relating [...]

Words with the same origin as electric

Descendants of ēlectricus
electrical electronic