magnet etymology

English word magnet comes from Ancient Greek μαγνήτις λίθος, Ancient Greek μαγνής λίθος

Detailed word origin of magnet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μαγνήτις λίθος Ancient Greek (grc)
μαγνής λίθος Ancient Greek (grc)
magnetem Latin (lat)
magnetum Latin (lat)
magnete Old French (fro)
magnet English (eng) (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.

Words with the same origin as magnet

Descendants of μαγνήτις λίθος
electromagnetic magnetic