enemy etymology

English word enemy comes from Latin inimicum

Detailed word origin of enemy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
inimicum Latin (lat)
anemi Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
enmy Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
enemy English (eng) A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.. An alliance of such forces.. Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.. Something harmful or threatening to another Of, relating to, or belonging to an enemy.