fictional etymology

English word fictional comes from English fiction, English -al

Detailed word origin of fictional

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fiction English (eng) (legal) A legal fiction.. (uncountable) A verbal or written account that is not based on actual events (often intended to mislead).. Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
fictional English (eng) Invented, as opposed to real.

Words with the same origin as fictional

Descendants of fiction
faction
Descendants of -al
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