particular etymology

English word particular comes from Latin particularis (Partial. Particular.), Latin particula (Small part, particle.)

Detailed word origin of particular

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
particularis Latin (lat) Partial. Particular.
particula Latin (lat) Small part, particle.
particularis Late Latin (LL)
particulier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Particular (relating to a part). Wild; feral.
particulier Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Particular.
particuler Anglo-Norman (xno)
particular English (eng) (now, _, philosophy, chiefly in plural) A particular case; an individual thing as opposed to a whole class. (Opposed to generals, universals.) [from 17th c.]. (obsolete) A person's own individual case. [16th-19th c.]. A small individual part of something larger; a detail, a point. [from 15th c.] (comparable) Of a person, concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; precise; fastidious.. [...]

Words with the same origin as particular

Descendants of particula
parcel