chronic etymology

English word chronic comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) χρόνος, Ancient Greek (to 1453) χρονικά, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) cronicle (Chronicle (written record of an event or a history).)

Detailed word origin of chronic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
χρόνος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
χρονικά Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
χρονικόν Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
chronicus Latin (lat)
chronica Latin (lat)
cronicle Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Chronicle (written record of an event or a history).
cronike Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
chronical English (eng) Chronic.
chronic English (eng) (informal) Extremely serious.. (medicine) Prolonged or slow to heal.. (slang) Good, great, as in "wicked".. (slang) Very bad, awful.. Inveterate or habitual.. Of a person, suffering from an affliction that is prolonged or slow to heal.. Of a problem, that continues over an extended period of time. (anthropology) A social situation or phenomenon that is intense and protracted.. (medicine) A [...]

Words with the same origin as chronic

Descendants of χρόνος
chronicle sync synchro