Other Word Forms of Paragraph
Origin of Paragraph
Middle English paragraf from Old French paragrafe from Medieval Latin paragraphus from Greek paragraphos line showing a break in sense or a change of speakers in a dialogue from paragraphein to write beside para- beside para–1 graphein to write gerbh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French paragraphe from Latin paragraphus (“sign for start of a new section of discourse”) " from Ancient Greek παράγραφος (paragraphos), from παρά (para, “beside”) and γράφω (graphō, “I write”).
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