Microscope etymology


English word microscope comes from Ancient Greek σκοπέω, Ancient Greek μικρόν, Ancient Greek σκοπεῖν

Etymology of microscope

Detailed word origin of microscope

Dictionary entry Language Definition
σκοπέω Ancient Greek (grc)
μικρόν Ancient Greek (grc)
σκοπεῖν Ancient Greek (grc)
microscopium New Latin (la-new)
microscope English (en) An optical instrument used for observing small objects.. Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope). To examine with a microscope, to put under a microscope (literally or figuratively).

Words with the same origin as microscope

Descendants of σκοπέω