phone etymology

English word phone comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂-s-ri-

Detailed word origin of phone

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰeh₂-s-ri- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰoh₂neh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
φωνή Ancient Greek (grc)
phone English (eng) (phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.

Words with the same origin as phone

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