orogeny etymology

English word orogeny comes from Ancient Greek ὄρος, Ancient Greek γενεια

Detailed word origin of orogeny

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὄρος Ancient Greek (grc)
γενεια Ancient Greek (grc)
orogénie French (fra)
orogeny English (eng) (geology) The process of mountain building by the upward folding of the Earth's crust.

Words with the same origin as orogeny

Descendants of ὄρος
oread oregano orichalcum oro- orogenesis orogenic orogenous