magical etymology

English word magical comes from English magic, English -al

Detailed word origin of magical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
magic English (eng) (transitive) To produce, transform (something), (as if) by magic. [from 20th c.] A conjuring trick or illusion performed to give the appearance of supernatural phenomena or powers. [from 19th c.]. A specific kind of special power or ability.. A specific ritual or procedure associated with such magic; a spell. [from 14th c.]. Something producing remarkable results, especially when not fully [...]
-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.
magical English (eng) Enchanting.. Of or relating to magic.

Words with the same origin as magical

Descendants of -al
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