polyamorous etymology

English word polyamorous comes from Latin amore, English -ous, English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polyamorous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
amore Latin (lat)
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polyamorous English (eng) Having relationships with multiple partners, with the knowledge and consent of all involved; engaging in polyamory.. Open to having such relationships, regardless of one's experience or current practices.

Words with the same origin as polyamorous

Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous
Descendants of poly-
polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam