Symbol etymology


English word symbol comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) σύν, Ancient Greek (to 1453) βάλλω, French sym- (Variant of syn-, used before labials.)

Etymology of symbol

Detailed word origin of symbol

Dictionary entry Language Definition
σύν Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
βάλλω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
sym- French (fr) Variant of syn-, used before labials.
συμβάλλω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
σύμβολον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
symbolum Latin (lat) (Ecclesiastical Latin) creed. Symbol, token.
symbole French (fr) Symbol (all meanings).
symbol English (en) To symbolize. (crystallography) The numerical expression which defines a plane's position relative to the assumed axes.. (linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.. (obsolete) Share; allotment.. (obsolete) That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or [...]

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