mechanical etymology

English word mechanical comes from Latin mechanicus, English -al

Detailed word origin of mechanical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mechanicus Latin (lat) Engineering (attributive). Mechanical Engineer. Mechanic. Mechanics.
-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.
mechanical English (eng) (informal) Handy with machines.. (now, _, rare) Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.. (of a person) Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless.. As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.. Done by machine.. Related to mechanics (the branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass).. Related to mechanics (the design and [...]

Words with the same origin as mechanical

Descendants of mechanicus
mechanic
Descendants of -al
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