metro etymology

English word metro comes from Ancient Greek μήτηρ, French métropole, Ancient Greek πόλις

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word metro. Currently you are viewing the etymology of metro with the meaning: (Noun) A train that runs on such a railway.. A train that runs on such an underground railway.. An underground railway.. An urban rapid transit light railway.A train that runs on such a railway.. A train that runs on such an underground railway.. An underground railway.. An urban rapid transit light railway

Detailed word origin of metro

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μήτηρ Ancient Greek (grc)
métropole French (fra) (Europe, only with definite article) Continental France, not including its various oversea territories.. (Quebec, only with definite article) Montreal. Metropolis.
πόλις Ancient Greek (grc)
métropolitain French (fra) (France) Person from metropolitan France. Subway, underground (train system) Metropolitan.
metro English (eng) A train that runs on such a railway.. A train that runs on such an underground railway.. An underground railway.. An urban rapid transit light railway.

Words with the same origin as metro

Descendants of μήτηρ
metropolis metropolitan
Descendants of πόλις
police policeman policy political slop sloppy