odometer etymology

English word odometer comes from Ancient Greek μέτρον, Ancient Greek ὁδός, and later French odomètre (Odometer.)

Detailed word origin of odometer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μέτρον Ancient Greek (grc)
ὁδός Ancient Greek (grc)
odomètre French (fra) Odometer.
odometer English (eng) A wheel used by surveyors, which registers distance traveled.. An instrument attached to the wheel of a vehicle, to measure the distance traveled.

Words with the same origin as odometer

Descendants of μέτρον
altimeter billion chronometer flowmeter gas meter geoboard geometry hypergeometry kilometer klick long meter meter metre metric metron millimeter million pedometer pentameter speedo symmetry trillion vigintillion voltmeter
Descendants of ὁδός
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