hurdy-gurdy etymology

English word hurdy-gurdy comes from Ancient Greek ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ, English pour

Detailed word origin of hurdy-gurdy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ Ancient Greek (grc)
pour English (eng) (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.. Something, or an amount, poured.. The act of pouring. (intransitive) To flow, pass or issue in a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly. (intransitive) to move in a throng, as a crowd. (transitive) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or [...]
onomatopoeia Latin (lat) (rhetoric) onomatopoeia (the forming of a word to resemble in sound the thing that it signifies).
whinny English (eng) A gentle neigh. (transitive, intransitive, of a horse) To make a gentle neigh.
hurdy-gurdy English (eng) (jocular) Sounding like the Swedish language. (US, California) A water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.. (musical instrument). (musical instrument) A stringed instrument that produces a droning sound by turning a handle that connects to a wheel that rubs against a rosined string, with a keyboard also used to alter the pitch of the string.

Words with the same origin as hurdy-gurdy

Descendants of ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ
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