Etymology
Advertisement
logo (n.)
"simple symbol or graphic meant to represent something," 1937, probably a shortening of logogram "sign or character representing a word."
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
logorrhea (n.)
1878, from logo- "word, speech" + ending from diarrhea.
Related entries & more 
logolatry (n.)
"worship of words," 1810 (Coleridge), from logo- + -latry "worship of."
Related entries & more 
logocentric (adj.)
"centered on reason," 1931, from logo- "reason" + -centric.
Related entries & more 
logomaniac (n.)

"one mad for words," 1870; see logo- "word" + maniac (see mania).

Related entries & more 
Advertisement
logophobia (n.)
"fear of words," 1890; see logo- "word" + -phobia "fear." Related: Logophobe; logophobic.
Related entries & more 
logogram (n.)
"word-sign, sign or character representing a word," 1840, from logo- "word" + -gram. Generically, "any symbol representing graphically a product, idea, etc.," from 1966. The earliest use of the word (1820) is in the sense "logograph," but OED explains this as a substitute for logograph, "which in this sense is itself a mistake for logogriph," the old type of word-puzzle.
Related entries & more 
logomachy (n.)
"contention about, or with, words," 1560s, a nativized Latinized form of New Testament Greek logomakhia "a war about words," from logomakhos (see logo- + -machy). Related: Logomach; logomachical.
Related entries & more 
logograph (n.)
"instrument for giving a graphic representation of speech, word-writer," 1879, from logo- "word" + -graph "instrument for recording; something written." Earliest use (1797) is in the sense "logogriph," and it frequently was used in place of that word (see logogriph). In ancient Greek, logographos was "prose-writer, chronicler, speech-writer." Related: Logographic.
Related entries & more 
logocracy (n.)

"system of government in which words are the ruling powers," 1804; see logo- + -cracy "rule or government by." Popularized by Washington Irving.

In this country [America] every man adopts some particular slang-whanger as the standard of his judgment, and reads everything he writes, if he reads nothing else: which is doubtless the reason why the people of this logocracy are so marvellously enlightened. [Irving, "Salmagundi," 1821]
Related entries & more