sphere etymology

English word sphere comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) σφαῖρα

Detailed word origin of sphere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σφαῖρα Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
sphaera Latin (lat) A ball for playing. A globe of the heavens. Ball, globe, sphere.
sphēra Late Latin (LL)
sphera Late Latin (LL)
sphere Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Sphere (shape).
sphere English (eng) (transitive) To make round or spherical; to perfect.. (transitive) To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to ensphere. (astronomy, now, _, rare) The apparent outer limit of space; the edge of the heavens, imagined as a hollow globe within which celestial bodies appear to be embedded. [from 14th c.]. (figuratively) The region in which something or someone is active; one's province, [...]

Words with the same origin as sphere

Descendants of σφαῖρα
atmosphere hemisphere