anode (n.) Look up anode at Dictionary.com
1834, coined from Greek anodos "way up," from ana "up" (see ana-) + hodos "a way," from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield" (see cede). Proposed by the Rev. William Whewell (1794-1866), English polymath, and published by English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867). So called from the path the electrical current was thought to take. Related: Anodic.