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ἀεροπλανιστής

Postby Lucus Eques » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:55 am

Χαίρετε, παντες !

I have come to learn that the modern Latin word for airplane, aeróplanum (stress indicated with acute accent mark), is completely Greek in formation, invoking the Greek root "πλαν-," as a wanderer in the air (much more poetic and appropriate than the Latin "planum" could suggest).

Thus, what would be good word for an airplane pilot, if not merely ὁ ἀεροπλάνων κυβερνήτης ? Perhaps ἀεροπλανιστής ?
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Re: ἀεροπλανιστής

Postby Swth\r » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:54 am

In modern greek it is "πιλότος" from pilot... The reverse way. "Αερο-σκάφος" is also a usual name for "airplane".

Some options could be:

"αεροπλάν-αρχος" like τριήρ-αρχος, "αεροπλαν-άρχης", like ταγματ-άρχης, "αεροπλαν-ηλάτης" like αρματ-ηλάτης, αμαξ-ηλάτης etc. with "αεροσκαφ-".

In modern greek the names of some military ranks in the Air Force are "πτέρ-αρχος, σμήν-αρχος, σμην-αγός, σμην-ίας".
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Re: ἀεροπλανιστής

Postby Lucus Eques » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:14 pm

Very neat, thanks for the response. I'll have to think about these ...
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