wreckage etymology

English word wreckage comes from English -age, English wreak

Detailed word origin of wreckage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
wreak English (eng) (archaic, literary) Punishment; retribution; payback.. (archaic, literary) Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment. (archaic) To inflict or take vengeance on.. (archaic) To take vengeance for.. (intransitive). (transitive) To cause, inflict or let out, especially if causing harm or injury.
wreckage English (eng) Something wrecked, especially the remains or debris of something which has been severely damaged or destroyed.

Words with the same origin as wreckage

Descendants of -age
average footage leverage luggage mileage orphanage package salvage save sewage shortage storage teenage underage voltage
Descendants of wreak
beware hardware hot hotline hottie underwear urge urgency urgent war warehouse warhead warship wartime wary wear weir were weren worried worry worrying wring wrong