Other Word Forms of Enamel
Origin of Enamel
From Anglo-Norman enamailler, from en- (“in-”)+ amailler (“to enamel”), variant of Old French esmailler (“to enamel”), from esmal (“enamel”), from Frankish *smalt, from Proto-Germanic *smaltjan (“to smelt”). Compare German schmelzen, Danish smelte (“to melt”).
From Middle English enamelen to put on enamel from Anglo-Norman enamailler en- on (from Old French en–1) amail enamel (from Old French esmail) (of Germanic origin mel-1 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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