fella etymology

English word fella comes from Old Norse félag

Detailed word origin of fella

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
félag Old Norse (non)
félagi Old Norse (non)
felage Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
fellow English (eng) To suit with; to pair with; to match. (archaic) A companion; a comrade.. (colloquial) A male person; a man.. (heading) A rank or title in the professional world, usually given as "Fellow".. (obsolete) A colleague or partner.. (rare) A person; an individual, male or female.. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.. A member of a literary or scientific society. An equal [...]
fella English (eng) (informal) used to address a male.

Words with the same origin as fella

Descendants of félag
fellow fellowship