engine etymology

English word engine comes from Latin genitus, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Old Latin genere

Detailed word origin of engine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
genitus Latin (lat)
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
genere Old Latin (itc-ola)
gignere Latin (lat)
ingenium Latin (lat) A man of genius, a genius. Disposition, temper, inclination. Innate or natural quality, natural character; nature. Intelligence, natural capacity. Talent.
engin Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Intelligence. Invention; ingenuity; creativity. Machine; device; contraption. Ruse; trickery; deception.
engine Anglo-Norman (xno)
engine English (eng) (dated) To equip with an engine; said especially of steam vessels.. (obsolete) To assault with an engine.. (obsolete) To rack; to torture. (computing) A software or hardware system responsible for a specific technical task (usually with qualifying word). [from 20th c.]. (now, _, archaic) A tool; a utensil or implement. [from 14th c.]. (obsolete) Ingenuity; cunning, trickery, guile. [...]

Words with the same origin as engine

Descendants of genere
engineer engineering gain gen genuine gig gin ingenious