Δευτέρα, 11 Ιουλίου 2011

Etymology of mandolin

Origin of the word mandolin

Mandolin comes from the French mandoline, from the Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandola, a larger kind of mandolin, altered from the Latin pandura (a three-stringed lute), which is transliteration of the Greek pandura. See also post 186 (etymology of banjo).





In modern Greek (Romeika)


a) mandolino: mandolin [Gr: μαντολίνο; loanword]
Post 187.
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http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=mandolin&searchmode=none

Κυριακή, 10 Ιουλίου 2011

Etymology of banjo

Origin of the word banjo
The word banjo (a stringed instrument with four or five strings, usually associated with country music) comes from the Portoguese bandurra, from the Latin pandura, which is a transliteration of the Greek pandura (a three-string instrument; Gr: παντούρα).




From the same root:


mandolin, banjulele

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In modern Greek (Romeika)


a) banjo: banjo [Gr: μπάντζο; loanword]


b) mandolino: mandolin [Gr: μαντολίνο; loanword]


c) mandura: a folk music instrument [Gr: μαντούρα]


Post 186.


http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=banjo&searchmode=none

Κυριακή, 3 Ιουλίου 2011

Etymology of anthem

Orugin of the word anthem
The word anthem comes from the old English ontemn, antefn, "a composition (in prose or verse) sung antiphonally," from the Latin antefana, a transliteration of the Greek antiphona "verse response".

From the same root:
antiphon, phonetic etc

In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) antiphono: antiphon [Gr: αντίφωνο]
b) anti-: anti-[Gr: αντι-]
c) anti: instead of, in place of, as, for [Gr: αντί]
d) phone or better phoni: voice [Gr: φωνή]
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Post 185.




Etymology of April

Origin of the word April


The word April comes from the old French Avril, from the Latin Aprilis (month of Venus, the second month of the ancient Roman calendar, dedicated to the goddess Venus) from Apru, a transliteration of the Greek Aphro from Aphrodite (Venus; Gr: Αφροδίτη).




In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) Aprilis: April [Gr: Απρίλης]


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Post 184.


http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/April#Etymology