Metro etymology


English word metro comes from Ancient Greek μήτηρ, French métropole, Ancient Greek πόλις

Etymology of metro

Detailed word origin of metro

Dictionary entry Language Definition
μήτηρ Ancient Greek (grc)
métropole French (fr) (Europe, only with definite article) Continental France, not including its various oversea territories.. (Quebec, only with definite article) Montreal. Metropolis.
πόλις Ancient Greek (grc)
métropolitain French (fr) (France) Person from metropolitan France. Subway, underground (train system) Metropolitan.
metro English (en) A train that runs on such a railway.. A train that runs on such an underground railway.. An underground railway.. An urban rapid transit light railway.

Words with the same origin as metro

Descendants of μήτηρ

metropolis metropolitan

Descendants of πόλις

police policy sloppy