Κυριακή, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Etymology of caliber

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Origin of caliber

Caliber comes from the old French calibre (14c.), from the Arabic qalib "a mold, last", which derives from the Greek calapous [Gr: καλάπους] "a shoemaker's last" lit. "little wooden foot," from calon "wood" + pous "foot".


From the same root: calibrate, calibration.



In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) calapodi: a shoemaker's last, a little wooden foot [Gr: καλαπόδι]

b) calibraro: calibrate [Gr:καλιμπράρω], loanword

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See also: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=caliber&searchmode=none

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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Etymology of foot

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Origin of foot.
The word foot comes from the Latin pes "foot" (gen. pedos), which derives from the Greek Attic pous "foot" (gen. podos; πούς).



In modern Greek (Romeika).
a) podi: foot [πόδι]
b) podosphero: football [podo- (foot) + spher (sphere, ball); ποδόσφαιρο]

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