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DOCK

Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of dock

The word DOCK (the area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a ship for loading, unloading, or repairs; a pier, a wharf) derives from the Greek word Δοχή (doche; a place for receiving or holding the ships) from the verb Δέχομαι (dechome; to receive, to contain).

 

In modern Greek
α) δοχείο: pot, container, receptacle, dispenser [dochio]
β) δέχομαι: receive, contain [dechome]
γ) ντόκος: dock [dokos]

 

Η λέξη DOCK (προβλήτα, αποβάθρα, νηοδόχος, δεξαμενή) προέρχεται από την ελληνική λέξη Δοχή, που προέρχεται από το ρήμα Δέχομαι.

 

Δέχομαι -> Δοχή -> Dock

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