What English words of Greek origin don’t sound like they come from Greek?
By: Nick Nicholas | Post date: 2017-02-07 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, English, Linguistics
- Glamour, as a Scots mutation of Grammar, from the same Education = Witchcraft equation that gave us Grimoire.
- Diocese. I had no idea until a month ago that this is just dioikēsis “administration”.
- For more palatalisation catching me unawares: cemetery from koimētērion.
- Dram, and for that matter Dirham, as derivatives of drachma.
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