male etymology

English word male comes from Latin marem, Proto-Germanic *malhō (A leather bag.), Proto-Indo-European *moh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *moy-, Proto-Germanic *maþlą (Agreement. Gathering. Legal case. Speech.)

Detailed word origin of male

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
marem Latin (lat)
*malhō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A leather bag.
*moh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*maþlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Agreement. Gathering. Legal case. Speech.
masclus Latin (lat) ("man", "male").
*malha Frankish (frk) Leather bag.
*mol(w)ə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grind, mill
masclus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
mala Malayalam (mal)
mala Latin (lat) bundle, bag.
*mailą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Spot, mark, blemish.
*melh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grind, to rub, grind, black, grind
masle Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Male Male.
male Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Pack, bag.
*mēlą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Measure, measurement. Point in time, period of time. Time for eating, meal. Time, occasion.
male Anglo-Norman (xno)
mál Old Norse (non) Meal, mealtime. Measurement, size. Time (legal) cause. Language. Matter, affair. Speech A work of art inlaid in metal, especially on weapons.
mǣl Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
male Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
male English (eng) (sometimes, _, offensive) A human member of the masculine sex or gender.. A plant of the masculine sex.. An animal of the sex that has testes.. One of the male (masculine) sex or gender. (figuratively) Of instruments, tools, or connectors: designed to fit into or penetrate a female counterpart, as in a connector, pipe fitting or laboratory glassware. [from 16th c.]. (grammar, less common [...]

Words with the same origin as male

Descendants of marem
blackmail clothed clothes email female machete macho mail mailbox mailed mailman manny marriage married marry masculine nude nudity
Descendants of *moh₁-
mood moody mud muddy
Descendants of *maþlą
meal mole wad