Other Word Forms of Period
Origin of Period
From Middle English periode, from Middle French periode, from Medieval Latin periodus, from Ancient Greek περίοδος (períodos, “circuit, period of time, path around"), from περί- (peri-, “around") + ὁδός (hodós, “way"). Displaced native Middle English tide (“interval, period, season"), from Old English tÄ«d (“time, period, season"), Middle English elde (“age, period"), from Old English ieldu (“age, period of time").
Middle English periode from Old French from Medieval Latin periodus from Latin perihodos rhetorical period from Greek periodos circuit peri- peri- hodos way
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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