Origin of alateClassical Latin alatus from ala, a wing: see aileron
Origin of alateLatin ālātus from āla wing
(comparative more alate, superlative most alate)
- (entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
- A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
From Latin ālatus, from āla (“wing”).
a- + late.