Other Word Forms of Periphery
Origin of Periphery
From Middle English periferie, from Old French peripherie, from Late Latin peripheria, from Ancient Greek περιφέρεια (periphereia, “the line around the circle, circumference, part of a circle, an arc, the outer surface"), from περιφερής (peripherÄ“s, “moving around, round, circular"), from περιφέρω (peripherō, “I carry around, move around"), from περί (peri) (English peri-) + φέρω (pherō, “I bear, carry").
Middle English periferie from Medieval Latin periferia from Late Latin peripherīa from Greek periphereia from peripherēs carrying around peri- peri- pherein to carry bher-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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