isle etymology

English word isle comes from Latin salum

Detailed word origin of isle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salum Latin (lat) (figuratively) sea of thought, anxiety, agitation or trouble. (figuratively) the colour of the sea. (figuratively, of a river) stream, current. The (open or high) sea, main, deep, ocean. The sea in motion; waves, billow.
insula Latin (lat) Island. Residential or apartment block (usually for the lower class).
*isula Late Latin (LL)
isle Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Island.
isle English (eng) A (small) island.

Words with the same origin as isle

Descendants of salum
insulin isolate isolated peninsula