Origin of cosmo-
Words nearby cosmo-
WORDS THAT USE COSMO-
What does cosmo- mean?
Cosmo- comes from the Greek kósmos, variously meaning “order, good order, government, world order, the universe.” The Greek kósmos is ultimately the source of the English words cosmos, cosmic, cosmopolitan, and cosmetics, among others. What does makeup have to do with the universe? Find out at our entry for the word.
What are variants of cosmo-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, cosmo- becomes cosm-, as in cosmism.
When used as the final element of a compound word, cosmo- becomes -cosm, as is microcosm.
Examples of cosmo-
A word you may be familiar with that features cosmo- is cosmology, a branch of philosophy and astronomy that deals with the origin and structure of the universe. Some serious out-of-this-world stuff.
As we’ve seen, cosmo- means “universe.” The second part, -logy, comes from the Greek lógos, meaning “word” and widely used in English to indicate an area of study. Cosmology, then, literally translates to “the study of the universe.”
What are some words that use the combining form cosmo-?
- cosmodrome (from Russian kosmodróm)
- cosmonaut (based on Russian kosmonávt)
What are some other forms that cosmo- may be commonly confused with?
Similar to cosmo- is the combining form astro- (think astronaut). Learn more in our Words That Use astro- article.
Break it down!
The combining form -gony means “production, genesis, origination.” What is cosmogony a theory or story of?
How to use cosmo- in a sentence
Actually, Brown lost the Senate race to Democrat incumbent Jean Shaheen because Scott once posed nude for Cosmo.
“Yes, you will find it,” Cosmo assures readers, promising to help them “reap the blissful benefits” upon discovering the region.The Truth About Female Orgasms: Look to the Clitoris, Not the Vagina|Lizzie Crocker|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I could have taken the pill, but I wanted to do the one that women were most afraid of,” she told Cosmo.
She describes Coles, along with Cosmo Executive Editor Leslie Yazel, as “smart and funny, no nonsense, true to her word.”Joanna Coles: Why Cosmopolitan Does Sexy and Serious So Well|Lloyd Grove|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We started off with the “Kinky Jockey,” which Cosmo ranks at a difficulty of two out of five hearts.I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible|Samantha Allen|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There lived a man for whom Catherine cared more than for any of her children; his name was Cosmo Ruggiero.
Certain remarkable antecedents warranted the power which Cosmo Ruggiero retained over his mistress to her last hour.
Ruggiero the elder was so highly valued by the Medici that the two dukes, Cosmo and Lorenzo, stood godfathers to his two sons.
The place has been noted for its hospitality and for its many guests, from the days of Cosmo de' Medici to those of our late King.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
He had settled an incipient strike in the 'limes' departments, originated by Mr. Cosmo Clark's views about lighting.The Regent|E. Arnold Bennett