Mental etymology


English word mental comes from Latin mentum (Beard. Chin.), English -al

Etymology of mental

Detailed word origin of mental

Dictionary entry Language Definition
mentum Latin (lat) Beard. Chin.
-al English (en) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
mental English (en) (anatomy) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.. (biology) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure. (zoology) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.

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