physical etymology

English word physical comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) φύω, and later Latin physica ((New Latin) physics. Natural sciences; natural philosophy.)

Detailed word origin of physical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
φύω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
φύσις Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
φυσική Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
φυσική ἐπιστήμη Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
physica Latin (lat) (New Latin) physics. Natural sciences; natural philosophy.
physicalis Latin (lat) Physics, natural science (attributive).
physical English (eng) (computing) Not virtual; directly corresponding to hardware operation.. (obsolete) Relating to physic, or medicine; medicinal; curative; also, cathartic; purgative.. Having to do with physics.. Having to do with the body.. Having to do with the material world.. Involving bodily force. Physical examination.

Words with the same origin as physical

Descendants of φύω
physician physics