onomatopoeia etymology

English word onomatopoeia comes from Ancient Greek ὄνομα, Ancient Greek ποιῶ

Detailed word origin of onomatopoeia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὄνομα Ancient Greek (grc)
ποιῶ Ancient Greek (grc)
ὀνοματοποιέω Ancient Greek (grc)
ὀνοματοποιία Ancient Greek (grc)
onomatopoeia English (eng) (countable) A word that appropriates a sound for another sensation or a perceived nature; an ideophone, phenomime.. (countable) A word that sounds like what it represents, such as "gurgle" or "hiss".. (uncountable) The property of a word of sounding like what it represents.. (uncountable, rhetoric) The use of language whose sound imitates that which it names.

Words with the same origin as onomatopoeia

Descendants of ὄνομα
anonymous reservation