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Post by Neos » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:49 pm

The word key derives from the Latin clavis (key), which is related to the Greek κλαίς (clais; key), Doric form of κλείς (clis; key). In French clef (key).

In Greek
α) κλειδί: key [clidi]
β) κλειδα?ιά: lock, safety lock [clidaria]
γ) κλειδα?άς: locksmith [clidaras]
δ) κλειδώνω: lock (in/out/away) [clidono]
ε) κλείδωμα: lock(ing) [clidoma]
στ) κλείνω: close, shut [clino]

More: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/2008/08/key.html

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Post by annis » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:32 pm

English "key" is from an Old-English word of uncertain derivation. It certainly isn't latinate.

In the future, instead of dumping each of these separately, join them into a single post.
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