phaser etymology

English word phaser comes from Ancient Greek γράφω, Proto-Indo-European *bʰéh₂os, Latvian -ija, and later English photo- (Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.)

Detailed word origin of phaser

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
γράφω Ancient Greek (grc)
*bʰéh₂os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-ija Latvian (lav) Usually added to foreign words to form nouns of professions, sciences, etc.; also to form names of countries or lands.
*pʰáos Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro)
φᾰ́ος Ancient Greek (grc)
photo- English (eng) Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.
photon English (eng) (particle) The quantum of light and other electromagnetic energy, regarded as a discrete particle having zero rest mass, no electric charge, and an indefinitely long lifetime. It is a gauge boson.
phaser English (eng) (scifi, transitive) To shoot with a phaser weapon. (music) An electronic device that produces special effects on the sound produced by an electric guitar etc.. (science fiction) Fictional energy weapon, with multiple settings for degree of intensity, from the television series Star Trek (1966–69).

Words with the same origin as phaser

Descendants of γράφω
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