Channel etymology


English word channel comes from Latin canna, Latin -alis, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) canel (Canal (artificial watercourse).)

Etymology of channel

Detailed word origin of channel

Dictionary entry Language Definition
canna Latin (lat) (by extension) Anything made of reed or cane; reed-pipe, flute; gondola; windpipe.. A reed, cane.
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
canalis Latin (lat) A groove, channel, canal, conduit, duct.. A gutter, ditch.. A pipe, spout.
canel Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Canal (artificial watercourse).
chanel Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
channel English (en) (Internet) A particular area for conversations on an IRC network, analogous to a chatroom and often dedicated to a specific topic.. (Internet) An obsolete means of delivering up-to-date Internet content.. (broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies used for transmitting television.. (broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies, usually in conjunction [...]

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