MEANING: noun: Face; facial expression.

ETYMOLOGY: A shortening/respelling of physiognomy (face, expression), via French and Latin from Greek physiognomonia. Ultimately from the Indo-European root gno- (to know), which also gave us know, can, notorious, notice, connoisseur, recognize, diagnosis, ignore, annotate, noble, narrate, anagnorisis (the moment of recognition), gnomon (the raised arm of a sundial), gnomic (puzzling), and agnostic. Earliest documented use: 1687.

PHIL - familiar name referring to a symphony orchestra

PHEZ - a pet game hen

pH OZ - the acidity of the water in the Emerald City