Other Word Forms of Pygmy
Origin of Pygmy
Middle English pigmie from Latin Pygmaeī the Pygmies from Greek Pugmaioi from pugmē cubit, fist peuk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek Πυγμαῖος (Pugmaios, “a member of a race of dwarves"), from πυγμή (pugmÄ“, “fist (as small as a fist)")
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