graphic etymology

English word graphic comes from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂-, Proto-Hellenic *grəpʰō (To write.)

Detailed word origin of graphic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to call hoarsely, to cry hoarsely
*grəpʰō Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) To write.
*gerbʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
γράφω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
γραφή Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
γραφικός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
graphicus Latin (lat)
graphic English (eng) (geology) Having a texture that resembles writing, commonly created by exsolution, devitrification and immiscibility processes in igneous rocks.. Drawn, pictorial. Vivid, descriptive, often in relation to depictions of sex or violence (mostly in plural) A computer-generated image as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.. A drawing or picture.

Words with the same origin as graphic

Descendants of *gerh₂-
aircraft crack cracked crackling craft crane creep creepy crib cripple crook crooked crop crow fox group photo photograph photography po porn pot program telegram true
Descendants of *grəpʰō
biography diagram geography graft gram grammar logo para paragraph phaser photographic porno pornography