identical etymology

English word identical comes from English identic, English -al

Detailed word origin of identical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
identic English (eng) (diplomacy) Precisely agreeing in sentiment or opinion and form or manner of expression; applied to concerted action or language which is used by two or more governments in treating with another government.. Identical.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
identical English (eng) (comparable, rare) Approximating or approaching exact equivalence.. (not comparable) Bearing full likeness by having precisely the same set of characteristics; indistinguishable.. (not comparable) Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.. (not comparable, biology) Of twins, sharing the same genetic code.. (not comparable, [...]

Words with the same origin as identical

Descendants of -al
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