traditional etymology

English word traditional comes from a combination of English tradition (which itself derives from Latin dare, meaning give, and Latin trans, meaning beyond, and later Latin tradicio) and suffix -al

Detailed word origin of traditional

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tradition English (eng) (obsolete) To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down. A commonly held system. (Can we add an example for this sense?). A part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation, possibly differing in detail from family to family, such as the way to celebrate holidays.. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.
-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.
traditional English (eng) A traditional person or thing. Communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only. In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.. Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.. Of, relating to, or derived from tradition.

Words with the same origin as traditional

Descendants of -al
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