angel etymology

Middle English word angel comes from Ancient Greek ἄγγελος, Proto-Indo-European *anḱ-, Proto-Germanic - ulaz, Old English ænġel, Old English enġel, Anglo-Norman angele, and later Latin angelus (Angel.)

Detailed word origin of angel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἄγγελος Ancient Greek (grc)
*anḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- ulaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ænġel Old English (ang)
enġel Old English (ang)
angele Anglo-Norman (xno)
angelus Latin (lat) Angel.
angelus Late Latin (LL)
*angiluz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Angel.
angre Old French (fro)
ængel Old English (ang)
*angô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A bend; crook. Arrow. Hook; barb; angle. Spear; dart.
*h₂enḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*angulaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hook. Prickle.
engel Old English (ang) Angel.
angel Old English (ang)
engel Middle English (enm) Angel.

Words with the same origin as angel

Descendants of ἄγγελος
angellich anglen arche- archebischop aungel engel erchevesque heh-enngell ængel
Descendants of *anḱ-
ange eghten
Descendants of - ulaz
hatel hetel isikel isykle scathel schakkyl schakle schakyl scheakel wankel wankill