Invalid etymology


English word invalid comes from Latin validus (Healthy, well. Strong. Valid. Worthy.), English in-

Etymology of invalid

Detailed word origin of invalid

Dictionary entry Language Definition
validus Latin (lat) Healthy, well. Strong. Valid. Worthy.
in- English (en) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
invalidus Latin (lat) Infirm, impotent, weak, feeble.
invalide Middle French (frm)
invalid English (en) (archaic) A disabled member of the armed forces; one unfit for active duty due to injury.. (dated, sometimes, offensive) A person who is confined to home or bed because of illness, disability or injury; one who is too sick or weak to care for themselves.. (dated, sometimes, offensive) Any person with a disability or illness. (British) To exempt from duty because of injury or ill health. [...]

Words with the same origin as invalid

Descendants of validus


Descendants of in-

immoral impound irresponsible