principal etymology

Romanian word principal comes from Latin -alis, Latin princeps, Latin principum, and later Latin principalis (Chief, principal. First, original.)

Detailed word origin of principal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
princeps Latin (lat) (military, as plural) company or division of the second line of soldiers. Author, originator, founder, head. Chief, director. Leader, first man. Prince, sovereign. Principal person Chief, distinguished. First, foremost.
principum Latin (lat)
principalis Latin (lat) Chief, principal. First, original.
principal French (fra) Main; principal (finance) principal (the money originally invested or loaned). Principal (school administrator). What is most important.
principal Romanian (ron) Principal, primary, chief, foremost.

Words with the same origin as principal

Descendants of -alis
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Descendants of princeps