sewage etymology

English word sewage comes from English -age, English sewer

Detailed word origin of sewage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
sewer English (eng) (now, _, historical) A servant attending at a meal who is responsible for seating arrangements, serving dishes, etc. (transitive) To provide (a place) with a system of sewers. A small tortricid moth, the larva of which sews together the edges of a leaf using silk.. One who sews. A pipe or system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage.
sewage English (eng) (obsolete) sewerage.. A suspension of water and solid waste, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed.

Words with the same origin as sewage

Descendants of -age
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