Κυριακή, 20 Μαρτίου 2011

Etymology of saliva

Origin of the word saliva.
The word saliva comes from the Latin saliva (spittle) of unknown origin. Perhaps it is related to the Greek sialon (saliva, spittle; Gr: σίαλον).
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From the same root:
English: salivation, salivary, salivate
French: salive, salivation, salivaire
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In modern Greek:
a) salio or sialos or sielos: saliva [Gr: σάλιο or σίαλος or σίελος]
b) sielogonos: salivary [Gr: σιελογόνος]
c) sielorrhea: salivation [Gr: σιελόρροια]

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Πέμπτη, 17 Μαρτίου 2011

Etymology of salary

Origin of the word salary

Salary comes from the French salarie from the Latin salarium (salary, stipend, originally soldier's allowance for the purchase of salt) from sal (salt), which is related to the Greek als (salt; Gr: άλς).
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From the same root: salt, salad, salami
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In modern Greek:
a) alas or alati: salt [Gr: άλας or αλάτι]
b) salata: salad [Gr: σαλάτα]
c) salami: salami [Gr: σαλάμι]

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Παρασκευή, 4 Μαρτίου 2011

Etymology of the name Christ

Word origin of the name Christ
Christ comes from the Greek word Christos (Gr: Χριστός), which means "the anointed one". It was a translation of the Jewish word Messiah.
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Jesus Christ, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai.
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From the same root: Christmas, Christian, Christianity, Christology.
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In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) Christos: Christ [Gr: Χριστός]
b) Christianos: Christian [Gr: Χριστιανός]
c) Christugenna: Christmas [Gr: Χριστούγεννα; lit. Christ's birth]
d) Christologia: Christology [Gr: Χριστολογία]
e) Christianismos: Christianity [Gr: Χριστιανισμός]
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Πέμπτη, 3 Μαρτίου 2011

Etymology of austere

Origin of the word austere
Austere comes from the Latin austerus (dry, harsh), which is a transliteration of the Greek austeros (bitter, harsh; Gr.: αυστηρός).
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From the same root: austerity
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In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) afsteros: austere [Gr: αυστηρός]

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