Rhythm etymology


English word rhythm comes from Proto-Indo-European *srew-, and later Latin rhythmus (Rhythm.)

Etymology of rhythm

Detailed word origin of rhythm

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*srew- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
ῥέω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ῥυθμός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
rhythmus Latin (lat) Rhythm.
rhythm English (en) A flow, repetition or regularity.. A regular quantitative change in a variable (notably natural) process.. A specifically defined pattern of such variation.. Controlled repetition of a phrase, incident or other element as a stylistic figure in literature and other narrative arts; the effect it creates.. The musical instruments which provide rhythm (mainly; not or less melody) in a musical [...]

Words with the same origin as rhythm

Descendants of *srew-

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