Mobile etymology


English word mobile comes from Proto-Indo-European *mew(ə)-

Etymology of mobile

Detailed word origin of mobile

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*mew(ə)- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to wash, wet
moveo Latin (lat) (of plants) I put forth. I arouse, excite, promote, produce. I begin, commence, undertake. I disturb, shake, remove. I excite, inspire. I exert, exercise. I move, stir, set in motion. I present or offer (an oblation or gift). I trouble, concern, torment (someone).
mobile Latin (lat)
mobile English (en) (biology) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.. By agency of mobile phones.. Capable of being moved.. Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind.. Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom.. Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle. (uncountable, [...]