photo- etymology

English word photo- comes from Ancient Greek γράφω, Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂u-, Latvian -ija

Detailed word origin of photo-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
γράφω Ancient Greek (grc)
*bʰeh₂u- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be, become
-ija Latvian (lav) Usually added to foreign words to form nouns of professions, sciences, etc.; also to form names of countries or lands.
*bʰéh₂os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pʰáos Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro)
φᾰ́ος Ancient Greek (grc)
photo- English (eng) Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.

Words with the same origin as photo-

Descendants of γράφω
autobiography biography calligraphy diagram foss geography graft gram grammar graphic logo para paragraph pentagram phaser phosphorus photo photograph porn porno pornography program telegram true xerox
Descendants of *bʰeh₂u-
beacon beck boy boyfriend cowboy holmes homeboy homie