social etymology

English word social comes from Latin socius, Latin -alis

Detailed word origin of social

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
socius Latin (lat) Kindred, related, akin. Leagued, allied, united, confederate. Sharing, joining in, partaking, associated Ally; confederate. Companion, comrade. Partner, sharer, associate.
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
socialis Latin (lat) Marriage, conjugal, nuptial.. Of or pertaining to allies or confederates; allied, confederate.. Of or pertaining to companionship; companionable, sociable, social.
social Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Allied (on the same side). Social (tending to spend time with others).
social English (eng) (British, colloquial) (with definite article) Abbreviation of social security, referring to the UK state welfare system, or of related terms such as Social Security Office or Social Security Benefit.. (Canada). (Canadian Prairies) A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.. (US, colloquial). (dated, Ireland) A dinner dance event, usually held annually by a company or sporting [...]

Words with the same origin as social

Descendants of socius
associate socialist society
Descendants of -alis
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