homosexuality etymology

English word homosexuality comes from English -ity, English homosexual

Detailed word origin of homosexuality

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ity English (eng) Used to form a noun from an adjective; especially, to form the noun referring to the state, property, or quality of conforming to the adjective's description.. Used to form other nouns, especially abstract nouns.
homosexual English (eng) (of a person or animal) Sexually attracted primarily to other members of the same sex. Being either a male androphile or a female gynephile. (Sometimes used in the sense of sole/exclusive attraction.). (of a romantic or sexual act or relationship) Between two people of the same sex; gay.. Intended for or used by homosexuals, as a nightclub, a bar, etc. A person who is attracted solely or [...]
homosexuality English (eng) Sexual activity with a person of the same sex.. The state of being sexually and romantically attracted primarily or exclusively to persons of the same sex.

Words with the same origin as homosexuality

Descendants of -ity
brutality capability complexity confidentiality creativity disability electricity intensity maturity mentality nationality nudity sensitivity sexuality