antidote etymology

English word antidote comes from Ancient Greek ἀντί, Ancient Greek δίδωμι

Detailed word origin of antidote

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀντί Ancient Greek (grc)
δίδωμι Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀντιδίδωμι Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀντίδοτος Ancient Greek (grc)
antidotum Latin (lat)
antidote English (eng) (figurative) Something that counteracts or prevents something harmful.. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison (often followed by "against," "for," or "to"). (transitive) To counteract as an antidote.

Words with the same origin as antidote

Descendants of ἀντί
anthem opposition
Descendants of δίδωμι
dose overdose