Feel etymology


English word feel comes from Proto-Indo-European *pal-, Proto-Indo-European *pel(w)-, and later Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną (To feel. To taste.)

Etymology of feel

Detailed word origin of feel

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*pal- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*pel(w)- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*fōlijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To feel. To taste.
*felhaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To enter, to go inside. To put inside, to conceal, to hide, to bury.
fēlan Old English (ang)
felan Old English (ang) To feel; perceive; touch.
fēolan Old English (ang)
fela Old Norse (non)
feolan Old English (ang) To cling; cleave; stick; adhere. To persist. To reach; penetrate; come; pass.
felen Middle English (enm)
feel English (en) (chiefly, US, slang) Alternative form of feeling.. A quality of an object experienced by touch.. A vague mental impression.. A vague understanding.. An act of fondling.. An intuitive ability. (copulative) To seem (through touch or otherwise).. (heading) To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.. (heading) To use the sense of touch.. (intransitive) To receive information by touch or by [...]

Words with the same origin as feel

Descendants of *pal-