photograph etymology

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

Detailed word origin of photograph

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) (intransitive) To appear in a photograph.. (intransitive) To take photographs.. (transitive) To take a photograph of. A picture created by projecting an image onto a photosensitive surface such as a chemically treated plate or film, CCD receptor, etc.

Words with the same origin as photograph

Descendants of -graph
autograph photo photographic photography polygraph