pornography etymology

English word pornography comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) γράφω, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πορνεία, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πορν-, and later Latin pornographia (Pornography.)

Detailed word origin of pornography

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
γράφω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πορνεία Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πορν- Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πορνογράφος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
pornographia Latin (lat) Pornography.
pornographie French (fra) Pornography.
pornography English (eng) (by extension) The depiction of (non-sexual) subject matter so that it elicits feelings analogous to erotic pleasure; any such depiction.. (usually, humorous) The graphic, detailed, often gratuitous depiction of something.. The explicit literary or visual depiction of sexual subject matter; any display of material of an erotic nature. [From mid-19th c.].

Words with the same origin as pornography

Descendants of γράφω
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