signal etymology

French word signal comes from Proto-Indo-European *sēik-, Dutch sein (Signal.)

Detailed word origin of signal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sēik- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
sein Dutch (nld) Signal.
signum Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) a signum (medieval tower bell used particularly for ringing the 8 canonical hours). A mark, sign, emblem. A miracle.
signālis Late Latin (LL)
signale Malayalam (mal)
segnal Old French (fro) Emblem; badge. Signature; distinguishing mark showing ownership.
signal French (fra) Signal.

Words with the same origin as signal

Descendants of *sēik-
abri conscient design dessin dessiner digne dignité enseigner savoir sceau scie science scientifique secte section serrer sexy signer signification ski souhait souhaiter équipage équipier
Descendants of sein
consigner daigner desseigner désigner enseignant indignation insignifiant sceller sigillographie sigle significatif signifier zorille