meter etymology

English word meter comes from Ancient Greek μέτρον, and later Latin metrum (A measure.)

Detailed word origin of meter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μέτρον Ancient Greek (grc)
metrum Latin (lat) A measure.
mètre French (fra) Metre/meter.
meter English (eng) To imprint a postage mark with a postage meter. To measure with a metering device.. To regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath) (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.. (always meter) A device that measures things.. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting [...]

Words with the same origin as meter

Descendants of μέτρον
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