stealth etymology

English word stealth comes from English -th, English steal

Detailed word origin of stealth

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-th English (eng) (no longer productive) Forming nouns from adjectives.. (no longer productive) Forming nouns from verbs of action. Used to form the ordinal numeral when the final term of the spelled number is not “first”, “second”, or “third”. (archaic) A variant of -eth, used to form the archaic third-person singular indicative present tense of verbs.
steal English (eng) (humorous, transitive) To acquire; to get. (intransitive) To move silently or secretly.. (sports, transitive) To dispossess. (transitive) To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.. (transitive) To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.. (transitive) To take illegally, or without the [...]
stealth English (eng) (archaic, countable) An act of secrecy, especially one involving thievery.. (uncountable) The attribute or characteristic of acting in secrecy, or in such a way that the actions are unnoticed or difficult to detect by others. (military, computing) To conceal or infiltrate through the use of stealth.. (slang) To penetrate a sexual partner without a condom through deception.

Words with the same origin as stealth

Descendants of -th
growth ruth ruthless warmth width youth youthful
Descendants of steal