Other Word Forms of Idiom
Origin of Idiom
From Middle French idiome, and its source, Late Latin idioma, from Ancient Greek ἰδίωμα (idioma, “a peculiarity, property, a peculiar phraseology, idiom”), from ἰδιοῦσθαι (idiousthai, “to make one's own, appropriate to oneself”), from ἴδιος (idios, “one's own, pertaining to oneself, private, personal, peculiar, separate”).
Late Latin idiōma idiōmat- from Greek from idiousthai to make one's own from idios own, personal, private s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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