Lemizh / English dictionary
to make an electric resistance unit, a resistance of 1.472 ohms (see appendix, Units of measurement)
shortened form, academic loan of
< Koi φράγμα ‘dam, barrier’
Koi φράσσω ‘fence in, fortify’, of unknown origin
Most electric units use themetaphor, which relates electric resistance to a water barrier, such as a dam.