Syllable etymology


English word syllable comes from Ancient Greek σύν, Ancient Greek λαμβάνω, and later Latin syllaba ((figuratively, in the plural) poems, verses. Syllable.)

Etymology of syllable

Detailed word origin of syllable

Dictionary entry Language Definition
σύν Ancient Greek (grc)
λαμβάνω Ancient Greek (grc)
συλλαμβάνω Ancient Greek (grc)
συλλαβή Ancient Greek (grc)
syllaba Latin (lat) (figuratively, in the plural) poems, verses. Syllable.
sillebe Old French (fro)
sillable Anglo-Norman (xno)
syllable English (en) (linguistics) A unit of human speech that is interpreted by the listener as a single sound, although syllables usually consist of one or more vowel sounds, either alone or combined with the sound of one or more consonants; a word consists of one or more syllables.. A small part of a sentence or discourse; anything concise or short; a particle.. The written representation of a given [...]

Words with the same origin as syllable