icy etymology

English word icy comes from English ice, English -y

Detailed word origin of icy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ice English (eng) (countable) A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.. (uncountable) Any substance having the appearance of ice.. (uncountable) Covering made of frozen water on a river or other water basin in cold season.. (uncountable) Water in frozen (solid) form.. (uncountable, astronomy) Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form.. [...]
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
icy English (eng) Characterized by coldness of manner; frigid; cold.. Covered with ice, wholly or partially.. Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in ice; cold; frosty.

Words with the same origin as icy

Descendants of ice
Descendants of -y
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