radio etymology

English word radio comes from Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds (Root.), English radio-, English telegraphy

Detailed word origin of radio

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wréh₂ds Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Root.
radio- English (eng) (anatomy) radius (bone). (geometry) radius. Radiation. Radio (broadcasting).
telegraphy English (eng) Communication at a distance by means of the telegraph, either over wires or by wireless telegraphy, usually using Morse code. The apparatus and techniques used in such a system.
*wrād-ī- Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
radicem Latin (lat)
radius Latin (lat) Ray (of light). Spoke (of a wheel). Staff, rod.
radiotelegraphy English (eng) The process and techniques of sending telegrams using radio waves rather than wires.
radio English (eng) (Internet, uncountable) The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio.. (countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.. (countable) A device that can transmit radio signals.. (countable) On-board entertainment system in a car, usually including a radio receiver as [...]

Words with the same origin as radio

Descendants of *wréh₂ds
orchard provocation quality race radiant radiation radiator radical radioactive radiology radius ray region root roots