hydrology etymology

English word hydrology comes from English -ology, English hydro-

Detailed word origin of hydrology

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.
hydro- English (eng) (chemistry) hydrogen. (mineralogy) a hydrous compound. (zoology) Hydrozoa. Water.
hydrology English (eng) The properties, distribution, and flows of water in a specific locale; the hydrological characteristics of a particular place or region.. The science of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on a planet's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.

Words with the same origin as hydrology

Descendants of -ology
Byzantinology Hittitological Hittitology Vaticanologist anthroposomatology cerebrology environment enzymologist exoplanetology glossary glott- historiology hydrologist immunologist immunology orthopterologist paremiological pharmacologic pharmacological pimpology polyglot scatological sexologist somatotypology terminology
Descendants of hydro-
MHD MHDP MHDT autohydrolysis benzohydroquinone cal dehydroamino dendrohydrology dihydrobromide ectohydric electrohydrodynamic hydramide hydrarchy hydrarthrosis hydremia hydrencephalocele hydro hydronymy hydrostratigraphic hydruret hydruria monohydric nonhydric tetrahydrochloride xylohydroquinone