autograph etymology

English word autograph comes from English -graph, English auto-

Detailed word origin of autograph

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-graph English (eng) (by analogy) that draws or shows. (metonymic) that is drawn or shown. (metonymic) that is written. A group of letters of a specified number.. That writes.
auto- English (eng) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
autograph English (eng) A manuscript in the author’s handwriting.. A person’s own handwriting, especially the signature of a famous or admired person. Written in the author’s own handwriting. (transitive) To sign, or write one’s name or signature on a book etc. (transitive) To write something in one's own handwriting.

Words with the same origin as autograph

Descendants of -graph
photo photograph photographic photography polygraph