symptom etymology

English word symptom comes from Ancient Greek συν-, Ancient Greek πίπτω

Detailed word origin of symptom

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
συν- Ancient Greek (grc)
πίπτω Ancient Greek (grc)
συμπίπτω Ancient Greek (grc)
σύμπτωμα Ancient Greek (grc)
symptom English (eng) (figuratively) A signal; anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.. (medicine) A perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a person that indicates a disease or disorder, such as fever, headache or rash.

Words with the same origin as symptom

Descendants of συν-
symbol sympathy symphony sync synchro syndrome