photo etymology

English word photo comes from English -graph, English photo- (Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.)

Detailed word origin of photo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-graph English (eng) (by analogy) that draws or shows. (metonymic) that is drawn or shown. (metonymic) that is written. A group of letters of a specified number.. That writes.
photo- English (eng) Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.
photograph English (eng) A picture created by projecting an image onto a photosensitive surface such as a chemically treated plate or film, CCD receptor, etc. (intransitive) To appear in a photograph.. (intransitive) To take photographs.. (transitive) To take a photograph of.
photo English (eng) Photograph. (transitive) To take a photograph of.

Words with the same origin as photo

Descendants of -graph
para paragraph photograph true
Descendants of photo-
phaser photographic photography