friendly etymology

English word friendly comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) frēondlīċ, Old English (ca. 450-1100) freondlic (Like a friend; friendly.)

Detailed word origin of friendly

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
frēondlīċ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
freondlic Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Like a friend; friendly.
frendlich Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
friendly English (eng) (in compounds) Not damaging to, or compatible with (the compounded noun). (military) Of or pertaining to friendlies (friendly noun sense 2, below). Also applied to other bipolar confrontations, such as team sports. (number theory) Being or relating to two or more natural numbers with a common abundancy.. Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.. Having an easy [...]

Words with the same origin as friendly

Descendants of frēondlīċ
Friendly Islands friendliness