greek etymology

English word greek comes from Latin Christianus ((substantive) a Christian person. Christian.), English Christ, English daemon, English nuptial, English mythology, Latin fingere, Ancient Greek (to 1453) νοσοκομεῖον, Ancient Greek (to 1453) Γραικός

Detailed word origin of greek

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Christianus Latin (lat) (substantive) a Christian person. Christian.
Christ English (eng) An expletive. (arts) A figure or other artistic depiction of Jesus Christ. (Christianity) A title given to Jesus of Nazareth, seen as the fulfiller of the messianic prophecy; often treated as a personal name.. A surname​.. The anointed one or messiah predicted in the Hebrew Bible.
daemon English (eng) (uncommon) . (computing, Unix) A process (a running program) that does not have a controlling terminal.
nuptial English (eng) Capable, or characteristic, of breeding.. Of or pertaining to wedding and marriage.
mythology English (eng) (countable, _, and, _, uncountable) Pervasive elements of a fictional universe that resemble a mythological universe.. (countable, _, and, _, uncountable) The collection of myths of a people, concerning the origin of the people, history, deities, ancestors and heroes.. (countable, and, uncountable) A similar body of myths concerning an event, person or institution.. (uncountable) The [...]
fingere Latin (lat)
νοσοκομεῖον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
Γραικός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
figura Latin (lat) (figurative) taunt, quip, jibe (e.g. Figuras causidicorum lenissime tulit. He took in stride the pleaders' taunts.). Shape, form, figure.
Graecus Latin (lat) (substantive) A Greek (person). Greek, Grecian, of or pertaining to the Greek people.
Christian English (eng) A believer in Christianity.. An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ. A female given name. of medieval usage, rare today.. A male given name. found in England since the twelfth century.. A patronymic surname​. (not comparable) Of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians.. (not comparable) Of, like or relating to [...]
figure English (eng) (astrology) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.. (logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.. (music) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a motif; a florid embellishment.. (music) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single [...]
mythological English (eng) (colloquial) Imaginary.. Legendary.. Of, or relating to myths or mythology.
sigma English (eng) (mathematics) The symbol Σ, used to indicate summation of a set or series.. (statistics) The symbol σ, used to indicate one standard deviation from the mean, particularly in a normal distribution.. The eighteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twentieth letter of Old and Ancient.
greek English (eng) . (transitive, computing) To display a placeholder (instead of text), especially to optimize speed in displaying text that would be too small to read.. (transitive, computing) To fill a template with nonsense text (particularly the Lorem ipsum), so that form can be focused on instead of content.

Words with the same origin as greek

Descendants of Christianus
figure figured
Descendants of Christ
Descendants of nuptial
abe ace adrift afar afloat ahold amelia arouse ashore aside asleep
Descendants of fingere
faction faint fiction fictional
Descendants of Γραικός
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