psychology etymology

English word psychology comes from Ancient Greek -λογία, Modern Greek (1453-) -λογία, Ancient Greek ψυχή, Modern Greek (1453-) ψυχή, and later French psycho- (Psycho-.)

Detailed word origin of psychology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-λογία Ancient Greek (grc)
-λογία Modern Greek (1453-) (ell) Suffix denoting the study of something, or the branch of knowledge of a discipline.
ψυχή Ancient Greek (grc)
ψυχή Modern Greek (1453-) (ell) Butterfly. Courage, courageousness. Human, man. One who incites courage. Soul. The emotional and moral world.
psycho- French (fra) Psycho-.
psychologia Latin (lat)
psychologie French (fra) Psychology.
psychology English (eng) (countable) The mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics pertaining to a specified person, group, or activity.. (uncountable) The study of animal behavior.. (uncountable) The study of human behavior.. (uncountable) The study of the human mind.

Words with the same origin as psychology

Descendants of -λογία
biology ecosystem gynecologist pathologist pathology psyche psychological science stem tech techno technological technology
Descendants of ψυχή
psychiatric psychiatry psychopath