English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of call

Call derives from the greek verb καλώ (to call; calo)

In modern Greek.
α) καλώ: to call [calo]
β) κάλεσμα:
call, invitation [calesma]
γ) κλήση: call, calling, telephone call [clisi]
Η λέξη call (καλώ, κάλεσμα) προέρχεται από το ελληνικό ρήμα καλέω – καλώ.
καλώ (calo) –> call
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