nano- etymology

English word nano- comes from Ancient Greek νάννος, and later Latin nanus ((by extension) small horse. Dwarf.)

Detailed word origin of nano-

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νάννος Ancient Greek (grc)
nanus Latin (lat) (by extension) small horse. Dwarf.
nano- English (eng) Derived from the nanotechnology industry. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10−9. Symbol: n. Very small.