feeling etymology

English word feeling comes from English landlubber, English feel

Detailed word origin of feeling

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
feel English (eng) (chiefly, US, slang) Alternative form of feeling.. A quality of an object experienced by touch.. A vague mental impression.. A vague understanding.. An act of fondling.. An intuitive ability. (dialectal, or, obsolete) (copulative) To seem (through touch or otherwise).. (heading) To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.. (heading) To use the sense of touch.. (intransitive) To receive [...]
feeling English (eng) Emotionally sensitive.. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility. (always, _, in the plural) Emotional attraction or desire.. (always, _, in the plural) Emotional state or well-being.. An opinion, an attitude.. Emotion; impression.. Intuition.. Sensation, particularly through the skin.

Words with the same origin as feeling

Descendants of feel