Antidote etymology


English word antidote comes from Ancient Greek ἀντί, Ancient Greek δίδωμι

Etymology of antidote

Detailed word origin of antidote

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ἀντί Ancient Greek (grc)
δίδωμι Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀντιδίδωμι Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀντίδοτος Ancient Greek (grc)
antidotum Latin (lat)
antidote English (en) (figurative) Something that counteracts or prevents something harmful.. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison (often followed by "against," "for," or "to"). (transitive) To counteract as an antidote.