trial etymology

Middle English word trial comes from Old French -al (Suffix used to form adjectives from nouns.), Old French trier

Detailed word origin of trial

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-al Old French (fro) Suffix used to form adjectives from nouns.
trier Old French (fro) (legal) to try (in court). To choose; to select. To find. To pull. To sort. To verify; to make sure of.
trial Anglo-Norman (xno)
trial Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as trial

Descendants of trier