-scope etymology

English word -scope comes from Ancient Greek σκοπέω (I watch, I see)

Detailed word origin of -scope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σκοπέω Ancient Greek (grc) I look at, contemplate, regard, consider
-scope English (eng) Used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination.

Words with the same origin as -scope

Descendants of σκοπέω
Ch Supt bioscope bishop bishopric digiscope endoscope episcopal fluoroscope gyro gyroscope heparin hepatic hepatitis horoscope kaleidoscope laryngoscope microscope oscilloscope periscope pope spectroscope stethoscope strobe superintendent telescope