oregano etymology

English word oregano comes from Ancient Greek ὀρέσθαι, Ancient Greek ὀρίγανον, Ancient Greek ὀρῑ́γᾰνον, and later Latin origanum (Marjoram. Oregano.)

Detailed word origin of oregano

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὀρέσθαι Ancient Greek (grc)
ὀρίγανον Ancient Greek (grc)
ὀρῑ́γᾰνον Ancient Greek (grc)
ὄρος Ancient Greek (grc)
ὅρῑ́γανον Ancient Greek (grc)
origanum Latin (lat) Marjoram. Oregano.
orégano Spanish (spa) Oregano, pot marjoram (Origanum vulgare).
oregano English (eng) A herb of the mint family, Origanum vulgare, having aromatic leaves.. Other herbs with a similar flavor, including other species in the genus Origanum, and Mexican oregano, Lippia graveolens. The leaves of these plants used in flavouring food.