Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Barometer

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a barometer is "an instrument that is used to measure air pressure and predict changes in the weather." According to the Etymonline Dictionary, barometer " comes from Greek baros- "weight," from suffixed form of PIE root gwere- "heavy" + -meter" word-forming element meaning "device or instrument for measuring;" commonly -ometer, occasionally -imeter; from French -mètre, from Greek metron "a measure".

Some words that come from baros- are: bariatric, isobar and barSome words that come from -meter are: chronometer, perimeter and gasometer.

You can see the word in this article

Written by: Ivan de la Fuente 3º ESO 


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