hamlet etymology

English word hamlet comes from Old French ham (Village.)

Detailed word origin of hamlet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ham Old French (fro) Village.
hamel Old French (fro)
hamelet Old French (fro) Hamlet (small settlement).
hamelet Middle English (enm)
hamlet English (eng) (British) A village that does not have its own church.. A small village or a group of houses.. Any of the fish of the genus Hypoplectrus in the family Serranidae.