emphasis etymology

English word emphasis comes from Ancient Greek φαίνω, Ancient Greek ἐν, Ancient Greek ἔν

Detailed word origin of emphasis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
φαίνω Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐν Ancient Greek (grc)
ἔν Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐμφαίνω Ancient Greek (grc)
ἔμφασις Ancient Greek (grc)
emphasis English (eng) (phonology) The phonetic or phonological feature that distinguishes emphatic consonants from other consonants. (typography) Related to bold.. Prominence given to a syllable or words, by raising the voice or printing in italic or underlined type.. Special attention or prominence given to something.. Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

Words with the same origin as emphasis

Descendants of φαίνω
fancy fantasy phantom phenomenal phenomenon
Descendants of ἐν
brass energetic energy enthusiasm ink