decagon etymology

English word decagon comes from English -gon, English deca-

Detailed word origin of decagon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-gon English (eng) (geometry) Forms the names of plane figures containing a given number of angles, and thus bounded by that number of line segments (polygons). If the number is large enough, it can be attached directly to an English numeral with a hyphen.
deca- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10. Symbol: da. Ten.
decagon English (eng) (geometry) A polygon with ten sides and ten angles.

Words with the same origin as decagon

Descendants of -gon
Lemoine hexagon Tucker hexagon apeirogon bigon digon dodecagon fourgon googolgon hectagon hexagon icosihenagon isogon megagon monogon monogonal myriagon nonagon orthogon orthogonal tetragon undecagon zerogon zonogon zonogonal
Descendants of deca-
dakat decaborane decacarbonyl decachlorobiphenyl decacyclic decagram decahedron decahistidine decahydrate decakatal decalogy decamer decamillennial decamillionaire decangular decanormal decare decastyle decasyllabic decatetraene decathlon decillion tetradecahedron tetraphosphorus decasulfide