Κυριακή, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Etymology of pedicure, pedestrian, pedicle, pedestal

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Origin of pedicure, pedestrian, pedicle, pedestal.
Pedicure, care of feet, from the French pédicure, from the Latin pes (gen. pedis) "foot" from the Greek Aeolic pous (gen. podos) "foot" + and curare (care) from the Greek verb coreo (take care of, clean).


From the same root: pedestrian, pedicle, pedestal, pedicurist, pedicular, foot.


In modern Greek (Romeika).
a) podi: foot [πόδι]
b) pezos: pedestrian [πεζός]

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