paragraph etymology

English word paragraph comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) γράφω, Ancient Greek (to 1453) παρά, Ancient Greek (to 1453) παρα-, French paragraphe (Paragraph.), Latin -graphus (-graph.)

Detailed word origin of paragraph

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
γράφω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
παρά Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
παρα- Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
paragraphe French (fra) Paragraph.
-graphus Latin (lat) -graph.
παράγραφος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
paragraphus Latin (lat) Paragraph.
paragraph English (eng) (originally) A mark or note set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, such as a change of subject.. A passage in text that is about a different subject from the preceding text, marked by commencing on a new line, the first line sometimes being indented. To sort text into paragraphs.

Words with the same origin as paragraph

Descendants of γράφω
biography diagram geography graft gram grammar graphic logo para phaser photo photograph photographic photography porn porno pornography program telegram true
Descendants of παρά
parallel paralysis paramedic paranoia paranoid paranormal parasite parish parliament parlor parole
Descendants of -graphus
autograph