symmetry etymology

English word symmetry comes from Ancient Greek σύν, Ancient Greek μέτρον, and later Latin symmetria (Symmetry, proportion.)

Detailed word origin of symmetry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σύν Ancient Greek (grc)
μέτρον Ancient Greek (grc)
σύμμετρος Ancient Greek (grc)
συμμετρία Ancient Greek (grc)
symmetria Latin (lat) Symmetry, proportion.
symmetry English (eng) (uncountable) The satisfying arrangement of a balanced distribution of the elements of a whole.. Exact correspondence on either side of a dividing line, plane, center or axis.

Words with the same origin as symmetry

Descendants of σύν
compassion ecosystem symbol sympathy symphony symptom synagogue sync synchro syndicate syndrome system
Descendants of μέτρον
altimeter billion chronometer flowmeter gas meter geoboard geometry hypergeometry kilometer klick long meter meter metre metric metron millimeter million odometer pedometer pentameter speedo trillion vigintillion voltmeter