Πέμπτη, 23 Ιουλίου 2009

Etymology of emblem

Origin of emblem

Emblem
derives from the latin emblema (inlaid ornamental work), which is a transliteration of the Greek emblema (embossed ornament, insertion; έμβλημα) from the verb emballo (to insert, lit.: to throw in, from em-: in + ballo/vallo: to throw, to put in; εμβάλλω). \


From the same root:

emblemize, ballistic, ballet


In modern Greek (Romeika)

a) emblema / emvlema: emblem [έμβλημα]

b) ballo / vallo: put, attack [βάλλω]

c) ballisticos/vallisticos: ballistic [βαλλιστικός]
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Η λέξη emblem προέρχεται από το ελληνικό έμβλημα.

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Etymology of Agnes

Origin of Agnes.
Agnes is the latinized form of the Greek name Agne (Αγνή), which derives from the Greek adj agnos (chaste, pure, clean; αγνός).



In modern Greek (Romeika)

a) agnos: masc. adj. chaste, pure, clean [αγνός]

b) agne: fem. adj. chaste, pure, clean [αγνή]

c) agnia: chastity, purity [αγνεία]
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Το όνομα Agnes προέρχεται από το εληνικό όνομα Αγνή.
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Τετάρτη, 22 Ιουλίου 2009

Etymology of borough, -burg

Etymology of borough, -burg

The word borough and the widely used ending -burg derives from the Latin burgus (fortress, castle, fortified city), which is a transliteration of the Greek word pyrgos (burgus, fortress, castle; πύργος; see "Αίας πύργος Αχαιοίς"). Pyrgos is related to Pergamon (Πέργαμα Τροίας, Pergama Trias - citadel of Troy).


From the same root:
borough, -burg, -burgh, burglar, bourgeois, burgess, burgh, burgher




In modern Greek (Romeika)


a) pyrgos: tower, castle, fortress [πύργος]
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b) pyrgono: fortify [πυργώνω]
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c) Pergamos: the city of Pergamos (Bergama) in the Aegean coast of Asia Minor [Πέργαμος]

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Η λέξη borough (πόλη, δήμος) καθώς και η εκτενώς χρησιμοποιούμενη κατάληξη -burg προέρχεται από το λατινικό burgus (πύργος, κάστρο, οχυρωμένη πόλη), το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του ελληνικού πύργος.
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Τρίτη, 21 Ιουλίου 2009

Etymology of Alexander

Etymology of Alexander.
Alexander is a masc. proper name. It is the latinized form of the Greek proper name Alexandros (lit.: defender of men; Αλέξανδρος), from the Greek verb alexo (to defend, to protect, to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away; αλέξω) and aner (man; ανήρ; gen. andros - ανδρός).



From the same root:

English: Alexander, Alec, Alex, Alan, Ali, Al, Lex, Sandy, Andy, Alexis, Alexa (feminine), Alexandria (feminine), Alexandra (feminine), Sandra (feminine), Sasha, Lexxi, Zander, Xander, Sashi

Albanian: Skënder, Aleksandër, Aleks, Leka, Sandri

Arabic: Iskandar, Skandar, Skender

French: Alexandre, Alexis, Alex

Hebrew: Alexander), Alex

Hindi: Alakshendra

Italian: Alessandro, Ale, Sandro, Alessio

Persian: Eskandar

Romanian: Alexandru, Alexandra (feminine), Alex, Sandu, Sanda (feminine), Sandra (feminine), Alecu, Aleca (feminine), Sasa (feminine)

Russian: Aleksandr, Sasha, Shura, Sanya, Shurik, Sashok, Alik, Alexey

Spanish: Alejandro, Alejo, Alex, Jandro, Jano

Turkish: İskender



In modern Greek (Romeika)

a) Alexandros: Alexander [Αλέξανδρος]

b) andras: man [άνδρας]

c) androgyno: man and wife, married couple [andr- (man) + gyn- (woman)] [ανδρόγυνο]

d) alexiptoto: parachute [alex- + ptosi (fall)] [αλεξίπτωτο]

e) alexiptotistis: parachutist, paratrooper [αλεξιπτωτιστής]

f) alexisphero: bullet-proof [alex- + spher- (sphere, bullet)] [αλεξίσφαιρο]
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Το όνομα Alexander προέρχεται από ελληνικό Αλέξανδρος.


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Κυριακή, 12 Ιουλίου 2009

Etymology of tree

Etymology of tree
The word tree derives from the the Greek word drys-drees (oak; δρυς) by chanching D into T. During ancient times oak was the wood that was usually used.

From the same root:
Druid, duration, endure, durable

In modern Greek (Romeika).
a) drees: oak, quercus [δρυς]
b) dreenos: adj oak, oaken [δρύινος]
c) dendro: tree [δένδρο]
d) dore: pike, spear [δόρυ]
e) dreemos: forest [δρυμός]
f) Dreedes: Druid [Δρυίδης]

Η λέξη tree προέρχεται από τή λέξη δρυς. Η δρυς ήταν το ξύλο εκείνο το οποίο χρησιμοποιούνταν κατά κύριο λόγο στην αρχαιότητα.


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Etymology of Agatha

Etymology of Agatha
The fem. proper name Agatha is the latinized form of the Greek name Agathe (Αγάθη), which derives from the Greek adjective agathos (good, virtuous, decent, honest; αγαθός).
Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily.

In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) agathos: good, virtuous, decent, honest [αγαθός]
b) agathoergia: charity, do good works (agatho-ergo: good work); [αγαθοεργία]

Το όνομα Agatha προέρχεται από Ελληνικό Αγάθη από το επίθετο αγαθός.
Η Αγία Αγάθη μάρτυρησε τον γ΄αιώνα στη Σικελία.

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