In a text I was reading about philosophy, there was the word illiberal. I guessed its meaning to be something like not liberal or against liberalism. But after checking the dictionary, I found out that it means narrow-minded which is really odd for me. Doesn't liberal stem from the French word libre meaning freedom? And isn't the initial letter i used for making something negative?
Update: What I'm asking here is not the meaning of these words, as they can be sought easily in a dictionary. Rather I'd like to see a morphological analysis of liberal and illiberal.