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CEMETERY (English words of Greek origin)

Postby Neos » Sat May 17, 2008 4:34 pm

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Postby Lucus Eques » Sat May 17, 2008 6:27 pm

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Postby Lucus Eques » Sat May 17, 2008 6:31 pm

For example, on the blog, you have this error:

The word wine comes from the Italian vino (wine), from the Latin vinum (wine) that derives from the Greek oinos (οίνος). The root vin- has been adopted by many European languages, such as German (der Wein), French (vin) etc.


No. "Vinum" does not come from Greek. Both are from a common root.

Before you make another such post, it would behove you to examine the clear and accurate etymologies available at Webster.com:

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Main Entry:
1wine
Pronunciation:
\ˈwīn\
Function:
noun
Usage:
often attributive
Etymology:
Middle English win, from Old English wīn; akin to Old High German wīn wine; both ultimately from Latin vinum wine, perhaps of non-IE origin; akin to the source of Greek oinos win
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Postby Swth\r » Sat May 17, 2008 7:10 pm

Unfortunately, there is an extended linguistic (and not only...) chauvinism in Greece, adopted even by teachers of all levels...

Some people like to believe that EVERYTHING (literally speaking) has its origin in ancient Greece...
Dives qui sapiens est...
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