atmosphere etymology

English word atmosphere comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) σφαῖρα, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀτμός, and later French atmosphère (Atmosphere.)

Detailed word origin of atmosphere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σφαῖρα Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀτμός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
atmosphaera New Latin (la-new)
atmosphère French (fra) Atmosphere.
atmosphere English (eng) (figuratively) The apparent mood felt in an environment.. A unit of measurement for pressure equal to 101325 Pa (symbol: atm). The air in a particular place.. The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.

Words with the same origin as atmosphere

Descendants of σφαῖρα
hemisphere sphere