Therapy etymology


English word therapy comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) θεραπεύω

Etymology of therapy

Detailed word origin of therapy

Dictionary entry Language Definition
θεραπεύω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
θεραπεία Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
therapia New Latin (la-new)
therapy English (en) (intransitive, rare) To undergo a therapy.. (transitive, rare) To treat with a therapy. Attempted remediation of a health problem following a diagnosis, usually synonymous with treatment.. Healing power or quality.. Specifically, psychotherapy.