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English word novel comes from Proto-Indo-European *new-, Latin -ellum, and later Proto-Indo-European *néwos (New.).

Novel etymology history

Novel detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*new- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-ellum Latin (lat)
*néwos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) New.
*nowos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) New.
novus Latin (lat) Fresh, young. New. Recent. Unusual, extraordinary.
novellus Latin (lat) (for living things) new, young, fresh. Novel, newly made.
novel Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) New.
novel English (eng) New, original, especially in an interesting way.

Words with the same origin as novel

Descendants of *new-
anew announce announcement innovation knickers need needed needless needy neon new newborn newcomer newly news newspaper nova novelist novelty nu pronounce pronounced renew renounce