observatory etymology

English word observatory comes from German Observatorium ((astronomy) observatory.)

Detailed word origin of observatory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Observatorium German (deu) (astronomy) observatory.
observatoire French (fra) Observatory.
observatory English (eng) A lookout (vantage point with a view of the surrounding area). A place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope; also place for observing meteorological or other natural phenomena.