owlet etymology

English word owlet comes from English owl, English -let (A diminutive suffix; for example:.)

Detailed word origin of owlet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
owl English (eng) (by extension) A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active. [from 14th c.]. Any of various birds of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing. [from 8th c.]. The owl pigeon. [from 18th c.].
-let English (eng) A diminutive suffix; for example:.
owlet English (eng) A young owl; owling.. Athene noctua. One of a species of small owls, as.

Words with the same origin as owlet

Descendants of -let
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