Fighting is an example of a symptom of marital breakdown that leads to divorce.
A cough is an example of a symptom of a cold.
Drought and erratic rainfall as symptoms of climate change.
Other Word Forms
Origin of symptom
- Middle English sinthoma symptom of a disease from Medieval Latin sinthōma from Late Latin symptōma from Greek sumptōma sumptōmat- a happening, symptom of a disease from sumpiptein sumptō- to coincide sun- syn- piptein to fall pet- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek σύμπτωμα (sumptōma, “a happening, accident, symptom of disease"), from stem of συμπίπτω (sumpiptō, “Ι befall"), from συν- (sun-, “together") + πίπτω (piptō, “I fall").