Single etymology


English word single comes from Proto-Indo-European *sem-tio-, Proto-Indo-European *gʰ-, and later Latin singulus (Apiece. Every. One each, one at a time. Single.)

Etymology of single

Detailed word origin of single

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*sem-tio- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*gʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
singulus Latin (lat) Apiece. Every. One each, one at a time. Single.
sangle Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sengle Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
single English (en) (botany) Having only one rank or row of petals.. (obsolete) Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.. (obsolete) Simple; foolish; weak; silly.. Designed for the use of only one.. Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.. Not divided in parts.. Not married or (in modern times) not involved in a romantic relationship without being married or not dating anyone exclusively.. Performed [...]

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Descendants of *sem-tio-

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