Instrumental etymology


English word instrumental comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin struere, Latin struo

Etymology of instrumental

Detailed word origin of instrumental

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
struere Latin (lat)
struo Latin (lat) I compose, construct, build. I place, arrange. I ready, prepare.
instruo Latin (lat) (military) I draw up (in battle formation), array, set in order, form.. I arrange, organise or organize, plan; devise.. I build in or into, insert; erect, construct.. I prepare (for), provide (for), make ready, set up, furnish, provide, equip, fit out, procure.. I provide with information, teach, inform, instruct.
instrumentalis Malayalam (mal)
instrumental English (en) (grammar) Applied to a case expressing means or agency, generally indicated in English by by or with with the objective.. (music) Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, especially a musical instrument.. Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; essential or central. (countable, music) A composition written or [...]

Words with the same origin as instrumental

Descendants of struere

construction structure

Descendants of struo

construct destroy instruction