Origin of monogramLate Latin monogramma ; from Classical Greek mono-, mono- + gramma, letter: see gram
transitive verbmon·o·grammed, mon·o·gram·ming, mon·o·grams also mon·o·gramed or mon·o·gram·ing
Origin of monogramLate Latin monogramma, from Late Greek monogrammon, from neuter of monogrammos, consisting of a single letter : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek gramma, letter; see –gram.
From the Classical Latin adjective monogrammus, from the conjectured Ancient Greek * Î¼Î¿Î½ÏŒÎ³ÏÎ±Î¼Î¼Î¿Ï‚ (monogrammos, “outlined", “drawn with single lines").
Formed as mono- +"Ž -gram, by analogy with epigram.
(third-person singular simple present monograms, present participle monogramming, simple past and past participle monogrammed)
- To mark something with a monogram.
The noun derives from the post-Classical Latin monogrammum, itself from the Byzantine Greek Î¼Î¿Î½ÏŒÎ³ÏÎ±Î¼Î¼Î¿Î½ (monogrammon); cf. the French and Middle French monogramme, as well as the Italian monogramma. The verb derives from the noun; compare the earlier adjective monogrammed and the slightly earlier noun monogramming.