period etymology

English word period comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) περί-, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ὁδός

Detailed word origin of period

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
περί- Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ὁδός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
περίοδος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
periodus Malayalam (mal)
periode Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
periode Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
period English (eng) (of a film, or play, or similar) Set in and designed to evoke a particular historical period, especially through the use of elaborate costumes and scenery.. Appropriate for a given historical era. (chiefly, North America) Nothing more and nothing less; used for emphasis. (obsolete, intransitive) To come to a period; to conclude.. (obsolete, transitive, rare) To put an end to. (archaic) End [...]

Words with the same origin as period

Descendants of ὁδός
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