English word mainland comes from English main, English land.
Mainland detailed word origin explanation
|main || English (eng) ||(British, dialectal) Very; very much; greatly; mightily; extremely; exceedingly. (informal) The main course, or principal dish of a meal.. (nautical) The mainsail. [from 17th c.]. (now, archaic, US, _, dialectal) The mainland. [from 16th c.]. (now, poetic) The high seas. [from 16th c.]. (obsolete, except in might and main) Strength; power; force; violent effort. [from 9th c.]. A large pipe [...] |
|land || English (eng) ||(Irish English, colloquial) A fright.. (agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.. (ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.. (electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.. (nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of [...] |
|mainland || English (eng) ||The main landmass of a country or continent. |
Words with the same origin as mainland