photography etymology

English word photography comes from French photo-, and later French photographie ((countable) photograph. (uncountable) photography.)

Detailed word origin of photography

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
photo- French (fra) Photo- (relating to to light). Photo- (relating to to photography).
photographie French (fra) (countable) photograph. (uncountable) photography.
photography English (eng) The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.. The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.