muscular etymology

English word muscular comes from Latin musculus, and later Latin muscularis (Of or pertaining to muscles.)

Detailed word origin of muscular

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
musculus Latin (lat) (anatomy) muscle. (military) mantelet, shielding. Saltwater mussel. Small mouse.
muscularis Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to muscles.
muscular English (eng) (figurative) Strong, robust.. Brawny, thewy, having strength.. Having large, well-developed muscles.. Of, relating to, or connected with muscles.

Words with the same origin as muscular

Descendants of musculus
muscle muzzle