Hexagon etymology


English word hexagon comes from English hexa- (Forming compound words with the sense of "six".), English -gon

Etymology of hexagon

Detailed word origin of hexagon

Dictionary entry Language Definition
hexa- English (en) Forming compound words with the sense of "six".
-gon English (en) (geometry) Forms the names of plane figures containing a given number of angles, and thus bounded by that number of line segments (polygons). If the number is large enough, it can be attached directly to an English numeral with a hyphen.
hexagon English (en) (geometry) A polygon with six sides and six angles.

Words with the same origin as hexagon

Descendants of hexa-

hard hardware hardworking soft software

Descendants of -gon

apeirogon dodecagon myriagon