Titanic etymology


English word titanic comes from English -ic, English Titan

Etymology of titanic

Detailed word origin of titanic

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-ic English (en) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
Titan English (en) (astronomy) The largest moon of the planet Saturn.. (Greek mythology) Another name for Helios, a personification of the Sun. Any of the race of giant gods in Greek mythology that preceded and was overthrown by the Olympian gods.
titanic English (en) Having great size, or great strength, force or power.

Words with the same origin as titanic

Descendants of Titan