autobiography etymology

English word autobiography comes from English biography, English auto-

Detailed word origin of autobiography

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
biography English (eng) (transitive) To write a biography of. A person's life story, especially one published.. The art of writing this kind of story.
auto- English (eng) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
autobiography English (eng) A self-written biography; the story of one's own life.

Words with the same origin as autobiography

Descendants of biography
autobiographical biographee biographette biographical biographize biopic blogography
Descendants of auto-
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