Communal etymology


English word communal comes from Latin -alis, Latin munus, Proto-Indo-European *ko-moin-i, and later Latin communalis (Communal; belonging to the community.)

Etymology of communal

Detailed word origin of communal

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
munus Latin (lat) A burden, duty, obligation. A gift. A service, favor. A service, office, employment. A spectacle, public show.
*ko-moin-i Proto-Indo-European (ine)
communis Latin (lat) (grammar) having both qualities of a subdivided category, such as a verb with both an active and a passive meaning, or a syllable being either long or short.. (of manners) familiar, accessible, courteous. Common, ordinary, commonplace, universal. Democratic; representing the common sentiment. Of or for the community, public.
communalis Latin (lat) Communal; belonging to the community.
communal French (fr) Of or relating to a commune.
communal English (en) (India) Defined by religious ideas; based on religion.. Pertaining to a community.. Shared by a community; public.