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English word phenomenon comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂-s-ri-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh-.

Phenomenon etymology ?

Phenomenon detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰeh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To speak, say
*bʰeh₂-s-ri- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
φαίνω Ancient Greek (grc)
φαινόμενον Ancient Greek (grc) That which appears
phaenomenon Late Latin (LL) That which appears
phenomenon English (eng) (extension) A knowable thing or event (eg by inference, especially in science).. (metonymy) A kind or type of phenomenon (sense 1 or 2).. (philosophy, chiefly, Kantian, _, idealism) An experienced object whose constitution reflects the order and conceptual structure imposed upon it by the human mind (especially by the powers of perception and understanding).. A fact or event considered very [...]

Words with the same origin as phenomenon

Descendants of *bʰeh₂-s-ri-
abandon abandoned be bee been ben boy boyfriend cell confess confession cowboy fabulous fairy famous fancy fantasy fate mike phone photo photograph professional professor telephone
Descendants of *bʰeh-
emphasis phantom phenomenal