lymph etymology

English word lymph comes from English -itis, Ancient Greek νύμφη, and later Latin lympha (Pure water, spring water.)

Detailed word origin of lymph

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-itis English (eng) (humorous) Used to form the names of various fictitious afflictions or diseases.. (pathology) Suffix denoting diseases characterized by inflammation, itself often caused by an infection.
νύμφη Ancient Greek (grc)
lympha Latin (lat) Pure water, spring water.
lymphe French (fra) (anatomy) lymph.
lymph English (eng) (obsolete, poetical) Pure water.. (physiology, immunology) A colourless, watery, bodily fluid carried by the lymphatic system, that consists mainly of white blood cells.. Discharge from a sore, inflammation etc.

Words with the same origin as lymph

Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis appendicitis capitalitis colitis conjunctivitis encephalitic fasciitis gastritis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis retinitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis