hagioscope etymology

English word hagioscope comes from English -scope, English hagio- (Forming compound words pertaining to saints.)

Detailed word origin of hagioscope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-scope English (eng) Used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination.
hagio- English (eng) Forming compound words pertaining to saints.
hagioscope English (eng) (architecture) A small opening in an interior wall of a church, enabling those in the transept to view the high altar; sometimes called a squint.

Words with the same origin as hagioscope

Descendants of -scope
Teslascope angioscope antroscope bioscope chromascope cymoscope embryoscope endoscope finderscope fluoroscopically hydroscope hypnoscope kaleidoscope laryngoscope leucoscope nightscope oscilloscope periscope pharyngoscope polemoscope pseudoscope spectroscope spectroscopic binary spiroscope thermoscopic
Descendants of hagio-
hagiarchy hagiocracy hagiolater hagiolatry hagiomania hagiophobia hagiotherapy