kaleidoscope etymology

English word kaleidoscope comes from Ancient Greek εἶδος, English -scope, Ancient Greek καλός

Detailed word origin of kaleidoscope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
εἶδος Ancient Greek (grc)
-scope English (eng) Used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination.
καλός Ancient Greek (grc)
kaleidoscope English (eng) (intransitive) To move in shifting patterns. A constantly changing set of colours, or other things.. A tube of mirrors containing loose coloured beads etc. that is rotated to produce a succession of symmetrical designs.

Words with the same origin as kaleidoscope

Descendants of εἶδος
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Descendants of -scope
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