lava lamp etymology

English word lava lamp comes from English dictate, English mark, English -phone, Ancient Greek κλάζω

Detailed word origin of lava lamp

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dictate English (eng) An order or command. To order, command, control.. To speak in order for someone to write down the words.
mark English (eng) (Australian rules football) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick. [from 19th c.]. (archaic) A type of small region or principality. [from 18th c.]. (archaic) Attention, notice. [from 15th c.]. (archaic) Preeminence; high position.. (cooking) A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven [...]
-phone English (eng) A device related to the telephone.. A device that makes a sound.. A speaker of a certain language.. A type of sound.
κλάζω Ancient Greek (grc)
Chiron English (eng) (Greek mythology) an old, wise centaur who served as Achilles' mentor and teacher.. (astronomy, astrology) a centaur (minor planet) and comet-like/asteroid-like object, orbiting between Saturn and Uranus.
lava lamp English (eng) A kind of lamp, typically used more for decoration than illumination, in which the gentle flow of randomly-shaped clumps of wax purportedly suggests the flowing of lava.

Words with the same origin as lava lamp

Descendants of dictate
trademark videotape
Descendants of mark
AstroTurf Kango Kevlar REM TM Zip drive boogieboard bulldog clip chyron dictaphone glad wrap jump drive klaxon klaxoning pogo stick post-it note punctuation space styrofoam thumb drive toc emma windbreaker
Descendants of -phone
beth microphone