Bicycle etymology


English word bicycle comes from bi- (two) together with Ancient Greek κύκλος (wheel)

Etymology of bicycle

Detailed word origin of bicycle

Dictionary entry Language Definition
bi- English (en) two
κύκλος Ancient Greek (grc) wheel
bicycle English (en) To travel or exercise using a bicycle. (British, AU, NZ) A motorbike.. A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.. A vehicle that has two wheels, one behind the other, a steering handle, and a saddle seat or seats and is usually propelled by the action of a rider’s feet upon pedals.. The best possible hand in lowball.

Words with the same origin as bicycle

Descendants of κύκλος

bike cycle recycle