chickadee etymology

English word chickadee comes from Ancient Greek ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ, English pour

Detailed word origin of chickadee

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ Ancient Greek (grc)
pour English (eng) (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.. Something, or an amount, poured.. The act of pouring. (intransitive) To flow, pass or issue in a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly. (intransitive) to move in a throng, as a crowd. (transitive) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or [...]
onomatopoeia Latin (lat) (rhetoric) onomatopoeia (the forming of a word to resemble in sound the thing that it signifies).
whinny English (eng) A gentle neigh. (transitive, intransitive, of a horse) To make a gentle neigh.
chickadee English (eng) A small passerine bird (songbird) of the genus Parus or the family Paridae.. Affectionate term of address.

Words with the same origin as chickadee

Descendants of ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ
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