grandchild etymology

English word grandchild comes from English child, English grand- (Of a generation removed from the original noun.)

Detailed word origin of grandchild

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
child English (eng) (cartomancy) The thirteenth Lenormand card.. (computing) A data item, process, or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another.. (figuratively) A figurative offspring, particularly:. (obsolete, specifically) a female child, a girl.. (with possessive) One's son or daughter, regardless of age.. A person considered a product of a place or culture, a member of a tribe or [...]
grand- English (eng) Of a generation removed from the original noun.
grandchild English (eng) A child of someone's child.

Words with the same origin as grandchild

Descendants of grand-
granddaughter grandmother grandpa grandson