Automobile etymology


English word automobile comes from French mobile, Ancient Greek αὐτός

Etymology of automobile

Detailed word origin of automobile

Dictionary entry Language Definition
mobile French (fr) (physics) moving body. Mobile (decoration). Mobile phone. Motive (for an action, for a crime) Mobile. Movable. Moving.
αὐτός Ancient Greek (grc)
automobile French (fr) Automotive Automobile.
automobile English (en) Self-moving; self-propelled. (US, Canada) A type of vehicle designed to move on the ground under its own stored power and intended to carry a driver, a small number of additional passengers, and a very limited amount of other load. A car or motorcar. (intransitive, dated) To travel by automobile.

Words with the same origin as automobile

Descendants of αὐτός

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