continental etymology

French word continental comes from French -al, French continent (Continent.)

Detailed word origin of continental

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-al French (fra) -al (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).
continent French (fra) Continent.
continental French (fra) Continental.

Words with the same origin as continental

Descendants of -al
artisanal banal banalité caméral confessionnal cérébral familial fondamental frontal fœtal gouvernemental maximal ombilical optimal orbital paradoxal parental récital régional spatial syndical syndicaliste urétral viral
Descendants of continent
contenance incontinemment incontinence