Κυριακή, 11 Αυγούστου 2013

Etymology of video, vision, visit

The word video comes from the Latin video (I see), from the Greek verb ideo [to see; Gr: ιδέω].

From the same root: vision, visible, visit, idea

In modern Greek:
a) idoto see; fut. of "I see" [Gr: ιδώ]
a) idea: idea [Gr: ιδέα]
a) video: video (loanword) [Gr: βίντεο]

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Etymology of villa, village, vicinity

The word villa comes from the Italian villa (country house, villa), from the Latin villa (country house, farm), from vicus (house, village, group of houses) from the Greek oecos [house; ie. eco-logy; Gr: οίκος].

From the same root: village, vicinity, villain, villainous, villainy, eco- (eco-logy, ecosystem, eco-nomy etc)

In modern Greek:
a) icos:house [Gr: οίκος]
b) icologia: ecology [Gr: οικολογία]
c) icosystima: ecosystem [Gr: οικοσύστημα]
d) iconomia: economy  [Gr: οικονομία]

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Etymology of similar

Similar comes from French similaire, from the Latin similis (like), from Old Latin semol (together), from the Greek omalos (semalos*) [even, same; ομαλός]

From the same root: similarity, same

In modern Greek:
a) omalos: even, plain [Gr: ομαλός]
b) omios: same [Gr: όμοιος ]

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* Kouvelas : Etymological and explanatory dictionary of the Latin language.