English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of chair

The word chair came into English from the old French chaire created fom the Latin cathedra (cadeira –> chaere), which derives from the Greek καθέδρα (kathedra; chair, seat).

From the same root: cathedra, cathedral, ex cathedra

In modern Greek:
a) καθέδρα: cathedra [kathedra]
β) καθεδρικός (ναός): cathedral [kathedrikos naos]
γ) από καθέδρας: ex cathedra [apo kathedras]

Η λέξη chair προήλθε από το Γαλλικό chaire που δημιουργήθηκε από το Λατινικό cathedra, το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό καθέδρα (kathedra).

καθέδρα (kathedra) –> cathedra –> cadeira –> chaere –> chaire –> chair
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