physician etymology

English word physician comes from Ancient Greek φυσική, and later Latin physica ((New Latin) physics. Natural sciences; natural philosophy.)

Detailed word origin of physician

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
φυσική Ancient Greek (grc)
φυσική ἐπιστήμη Ancient Greek (grc)
physica Latin (lat) (New Latin) physics. Natural sciences; natural philosophy.
fisique Old French (fro)
fisicïen Old French (fro)
fisicien Middle English (enm)
physician English (eng) A medical doctor trained in human medicine.. A practitioner of physic, i.e. a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery.

Words with the same origin as physician

Descendants of φυσική