onomatopoeia etymology

Latin word onomatopoeia comes from Ancient Greek ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ

Detailed word origin of onomatopoeia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ Ancient Greek (grc)
onomatopoeia Latin (lat) (rhetoric) onomatopoeia (the forming of a word to resemble in sound the thing that it signifies).