energy etymology

English word energy comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἔργον, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἐν

Detailed word origin of energy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἔργον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἐν Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἐνεργός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἐνέργεια Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
energia Late Latin (LL)
énergie Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
energy English (eng) (New Age jargon) An intangible, modifiable force (often characterized as either 'positive' or 'negative') believed to emanate from a person, place or thing and which is (or can be) preserved and transferred in human interactions; shared mood or group habit; a vibe, a feeling, an impression.. (RPG, video games, board games) A measure of how many actions a player or unit can take; in the [...]

Words with the same origin as energy

Descendants of ἔργον
energetic foe surgeon surgery surgical
Descendants of ἐν
brass emphasis enthusiasm ink