saline etymology

English word saline comes from English mine, Proto-Indo-European *sáls

Detailed word origin of saline

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mine English (eng) (computing) A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.. (figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed [...]
*sáls Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
salt mine English (eng) (by extension) Any laborious work situation, especially in a confined space.. Any mine used for the extraction of salt.
salem Latin (lat)
salin Middle French (frm)
saline English (eng) A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.. Water containing dissolved salt. Containing salt; salty.. Resembling salt.

Words with the same origin as saline

Descendants of mine
assailant assault cellar consul consulate insulin isle isolate isolated mining peninsula salad salami salary sally salsa sassy sauce sausage
Descendants of *sáls
salt salty