Κυριακή, 26 Ιουνίου 2011

Etymology of almanac

Origin of the word almanac
The word almanac comes from the old French almanach from the Spanish-Arabic al-manakh (calendar, almanac) from the arabic article al- and the Greek meneacon/manacon [of a month, of a lunary circle, calendar of a month; Gr.: μηνιακόν / μηναίον] from the root men/mene [moon, month; Gr.: μήν/μήνη].



In modern Greek (Romeika)

a) almanac: almanac [Gr: αλμανάκ]

b) menas: month [Gr: μήνας]

c) menieos: monthly, of the month [Gr: μηνιαίος]

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