atomy etymology

English word atomy comes from English infinite, Ancient Greek τέμνω, Ancient Greek ἀνά, and later Latin anatomia (Anatomy.)

Detailed word origin of atomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
infinite English (eng) Infinitely many. (grammar) Not limited by person or number. [from 19th c.]. (mathematics) Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless. [from 17th c.]. (music) Capable of endless repetition; said of certain forms of the canon, also called perpetual fugues, constructed so that their ends lead to their beginnings.. (set theory, of a set) Having infinitely many elements.. [...]
τέμνω Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀνά Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀνατέμνω Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀνατομή Ancient Greek (grc)
*ἀνατομία Ancient Greek (grc)
anatomia Latin (lat) Anatomy.
infinity English (eng) (countable, mathematics) A number that has an infinite numerical value that cannot be counted.. (countable, topology, analysis) An idealised point which is said to be approached by sequences of values whose magnitudes increase without bound.. (uncountable) A number which is very large compared to some characteristic number. For example, in optics, an object which is much further away than [...]
atomy English (eng) (archaic) a skeleton.

Words with the same origin as atomy

Descendants of infinite
anatomy bigamy epitomy infillion infinity planetesimal protoplanetesimal xenonatomy
Descendants of τέμνω
atomic
Descendants of ἀνά
ana anachronism anachronistic anagram anagrammatisation analog analyser analysis analyze anaphoric anaphylaxis anathema aneurysm autoion breathalyzer byion counterion electroanalysis ionic lex polyanion stratoanalysis urinalysis