seaman etymology

English word seaman comes from English sea, English -man

Detailed word origin of seaman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sea English (eng) (attributive, in combination) Living or used in or on the sea; of, near, or like the sea.. (figurative) Anything resembling the vastness of the sea.. (planetology) A large, dark plain of rock; a mare.. (planetology) A very large lake of liquid hydrocarbon.. A body of salt water smaller than an ocean, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea.. A lake, especially [...]
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
seaman English (eng) (British, Navy) The lowest ranking in the Navy, below Able Seaman.. (US, Navy) An enlisted rate in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking below petty officer third class and above seaman apprentice.. A mariner or sailor, one who mans a ship. Opposed to landman or landsman.. A merman; the male of the mermaid.

Words with the same origin as seaman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman snowman watchman wingman