prosody etymology

English word prosody comes from Ancient Greek ᾠδή, Ancient Greek πρός, Ancient Greek προσῳδῐ́ᾱ, and later Latin prosodia (Prosody.)

Detailed word origin of prosody

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ᾠδή Ancient Greek (grc)
πρός Ancient Greek (grc)
προσῳδῐ́ᾱ Ancient Greek (grc)
προσῳδία Ancient Greek (grc)
prosodia Latin (lat) Prosody.
prosodie Middle French (frm) Prosody (patterns of sounds and rhythms).
prosody English (eng) (linguistics) The study of rhythm, intonation, stress, and related attributes in speech.. (poetry) The study of poetic meter; the patterns of sounds and rhythms in verse.

Words with the same origin as prosody

Descendants of ᾠδή
melody tragedy tragic
Descendants of πρός
extraprosodically extraprosodicity nonprosodic prosodic prosodically prosthesis prosthetic prothese prothesis