English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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SCRIPT, SUBSCRIBE, SRIPTURE.

Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of script, subscribe and Scripture

The noun SCRIPT (something written) comes from the Latin scriptum (a writing, a book, a mark) from the verb scribo (to write), which derives from the Greek verb σκαριφώ (σκραιφώ) (scarifo – screfo; make a scratch, trace or mark with a pencil, write).

 

From the same root: subscribe, subscriber, subscription, Scripture.

 

In modern Greek:
α) σκαρίφημα: sketch, rough drawing [scarifima]
β) σκαριφώ: sketch, draw roughly [scarifo]

 

Το ουσιαστικό SCRIPT (κείμενο, γραφή) προέρχεται από το λατινικό scriptum (κείμενο, βιβλίο) από το ρήμα scribo (γράφω), το οποίο προέρχεται από το ελληνικό ρήμα σκαριφώ (σκραιφώ).

 

σκαριφώ (σκραιφώ; screfo)–> scribo –> scriptum –> script

 

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