analogy etymology

English word analogy comes from Ancient Greek λόγῳ, Ancient Greek ἀνά, English -ous, Ancient Greek αναλογία, and later Latin analogia (Analogy, similarity. Ratio, proportion.)

Detailed word origin of analogy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
λόγῳ Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀνά Ancient Greek (grc)
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
αναλογία Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀνάλογος Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀναλογία Ancient Greek (grc)
analogia Latin (lat) Analogy, similarity. Ratio, proportion.
analogy English (eng) A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation.

Words with the same origin as analogy

Descendants of ἀνά
ana analysis analyze anatomy aneurysm lex
Descendants of -ous
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