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Etymology of the English word social

the English word social
derived from the Old French word social
derived from the Latin word socialis (allied, confederate, of allies)
derived from the Latin word socius (associate, companion; ally; sharing; associated; allied)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *sekʷ-

Date

The earliest known usage of social in English dates from the 16th century.

Derivations in English

antisocial, asocial, biosocial, eusocial, psychosocial, socialism, socialist, socialite, subsocial

Cognates

Dutch sociaal, French social, German sozial, Italian sociale, Lithuanian socialinis, Norwegian sosial, Polish socjalny, Russian coциальный, Swedish social

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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