survival etymology

English word survival comes from English survive, English -al

Detailed word origin of survival

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
survive English (eng) (intransitive) Of a person, to continue to live; to remain alive.. (intransitive) Of an object or concept, to continue to exist.. (transitive) To live longer than; to outlive.. (transitive) To live past a life-threatening event.. (transitive, sports) Of a team, to avoid relegation or demotion to a lower division or league.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
survival English (eng) (as a modifier) Of, relating to or aiding survival.. (sports) The avoidance of relegation or demotion to a lower league or division.. The fact or act of surviving; continued existence or life.

Words with the same origin as survival

Descendants of -al
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