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Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of etc


The abbreviation etc (formerly as &c) stands for the Latin expression et cetera (and the others, and the rest), which is a transliteration of the Greek και έτερα (ke etera; and the others).

In modern Greek
α) έτερος: the other [heteros]
β) ετερόδοξος: heterodox [heterodoxos]
Η συντομογραφία etc (και τα άλλα, και τα λοιπά) προέρχεται από τη λατινική έκφραση et cetera (και τα άλλα), που αποτελεί μεταγραφή του ελληνικού και έτερα.
Και έτερα (ke etera) -> et cetera -> etc

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