Autobiography etymology


English word autobiography comes from English biography, English auto-

Etymology of autobiography

Detailed word origin of autobiography

Dictionary entry Language Definition
biography English (en) (transitive) To write a biography of. A person's life story, especially one published.. The art of writing this kind of story.
auto- English (en) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
autobiography English (en) A self-written biography; the story of one's own life.