anthem etymology

English word anthem comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀντί, Ancient Greek (to 1453) φωνή

Detailed word origin of anthem

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀντί Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
φωνή Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀντίφωνος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀντίφωνα Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
antiphona Late Latin (LL)
antefn Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
anteme Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
anthem English (eng) (archaic) Antiphon.. (informal) A very popular song or track.. A choral or vocal composition, often with a religious or political lyric.. A hymn of praise or loyalty. (transitive, poetic) To celebrate with anthems.

Words with the same origin as anthem

Descendants of ἀντί
antidote opposition
Descendants of φωνή
cell mic microphone mike phone saxophone stereo symphony telephone