telescope etymology

English word telescope comes from English -scope, English tele-

Detailed word origin of telescope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-scope English (eng) Used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination.
tele- English (eng) Over a distance. Telegraph. Telephone. Teleport. Television.
telescope English (eng) (ambitransitive) To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.. (ambitransitive) To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass.. (intransitive) To come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another. A monocular optical instrument possessing magnification for observing distant objects, especially in [...]

Words with the same origin as telescope

Descendants of tele-
radio telegram telepathic television