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PUNISH, PUNISHMENT (English words related to Greek words)

Postby Neos » Mon May 26, 2008 12:59 pm

The verb punish came into English from the old French puniss-, extended prp. stem of punir (to punish) from the Latine punire, from poenire from poena, which is related to the Greek ποινή (poene; punishment, penalty).

From the same root: punishment, punishable, punitive, punitory

In modern Greek:
ποινή: punishment, sentence, penalty
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ποινή (poene) - poena -> poenire -> punire -> punir -> puniss- -> punish

See the blog: English words of no apparent Greek origin at: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/
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