vaseline etymology

English word vaseline comes from German Wasser, Ancient Greek ἔλαιον

Detailed word origin of vaseline

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Wasser German (deu) An alcoholic beverage, similar to brandy, made from fermented fruit. Water.
ἔλαιον Ancient Greek (grc)
vaseline English (eng) To lubricate with vaseline. A greenish-yellow coloured glass, or the colouring used in the manufacture of this glass.. Any particular kind of petroleum jelly or of any similar lubricant.. Petroleum jelly.

Words with the same origin as vaseline

Descendants of ἔλαιον
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