glossary etymology

English word glossary comes from English -ology

Detailed word origin of glossary

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ology English (eng) (often, humorous) added to an ordinary English word to create a name for a (possibly non-existent) field of study.. , used for phonological reasons when the preceding morpheme ends in certain consonant sounds.
γλῶττα Ancient Greek (grc)
glossa Latin (lat) (Late Latin) an explanation or interpretation of such a word. (Medieval Latin) a language, dialect, or peculiar idiom. (Medieval Latin) a series of glosses assembled into a commentary. (Medieval Latin) an explanation added to a passage of text, a gloss. (Medieval Latin) an image or example (of a thing). (in the plural, as glossae) a term applied to collections of such words with [...]
glossarium Latin (lat) A vocabulary or glossary, notably of obsolete, antiquated or foreign words needing explanation.
glossary English (eng) A list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with their definitions.

Words with the same origin as glossary

Descendants of -ology
Byzantinology Hittitological Hittitology Vaticanologist anthroposomatology cerebrology environment enzymologist exoplanetology glott- historiology hydrologist immunologist immunology orthopterologist paremiological pharmacologic pharmacological pimpology polyglot scatological sexologist somatotypology terminology