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VOICE is related to the Greek βώξω (voxo)

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VOICE is related to the Greek βώξω (voxo)

Postby Neos » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:40 pm

The word voice (sound made by the human mouth) came from the old French voiz, from the Latin vocem from vox (voice, sound), which is related to the greek verb βοώ (shout, cry for, say something with strong voice; voo) and its aeolic form (fut.) βώξω (voxo).

In Greek
α) βοώ: shout [voo]
β) βοήσω (μέλλοντας): shout (future) [voico]
γ) βοή: noise, clamour [voi]

More: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/2008/07/voice.html
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Postby Swth\r » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:17 am

your etymological interpretation is rather awkward...

Latin "vox" relates to ancient Greek words having the root/stem "Fep*-" like "έπος", "Καλλι-όπη", "ειπείν", "συν-έπεια" etc, etc...

Greek words with "β" are written in Latin with "b", not with "v".
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Postby GreekGeek2 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:52 am

I'm really sorry but I still don't get why the heck this topic is posted every time :oops:
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