English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

Learn easily Greek using the roots of the English words.


Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

The word vomit came from the Latin vomitare from vomo (I vomit), which derives from the greek verb εμέω – εμώ (emo; I vomit).


In modern Greek
α) εξεμώ or κάνω εμετό: to vomit [exemo or kano emeto]
β) εμετός: vomit [emetos]
Η λέξη vomit (εμετός, κάνω εμετό) προέρχεται από το λατινικό vomo (κάνω εμετώ), το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το ρήμα εμέω – εμώ.
εμώ (emo) –> Vemo –> vomo –> vomit
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