What English words of Greek origin don’t sound like they come from Greek?

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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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