Alien etymology


English word alien comes from Latin ligandus, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.), Latin alius (Else. Other, another.), Vulgar Latin *alare

Etymology of alien

Detailed word origin of alien

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ligandus Latin (lat)
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
alius Latin (lat) Else. Other, another.
*alare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
alienus Latin (lat) (of the body) dead; corrupted; paralyzed. (of the mind) insane, mad. Of that which belongs to another person, place, or object—of another, alien, foreign. Unfamiliar with something or a stranger to something. Unfriendly, inimical, hostile, suspicious. Unsuitable, incongruous, inconsistent.
aliene Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
alligo Latin (lat) (in a moral sense) I oblige, lay under obligation.. I bind to, up or around something, tie, fetter, fasten; bandage.. I hold fast, hinder, detain.
alier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To unite; to join together.
alien Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
alien English (en) Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign.. Pertaining to extraterrestrial life.. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed. A foreigner residing in a country.. A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.. One [...]

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