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Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of vow

The word vow (oath, assure) comes from the Latin voveo (I vow), which derives from the Greek verb βεβαιώ (to assure, to promise with certainty; veveo).

In modern Greek.
α) βεβαιώ or βεβαιώνω: affirm, confirm, certify [veveo or veveono]
β) βεβαίωση: Affirmation, assurance, confirmation [veveosi]
γ) βεβαίως: adv. certainly, sure, of course [veveos]
δ) βέβαιος: certain, sure [veveos]
Η λέξη vow (όρκος, βεβαίωση, βεβαιώνω) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό voveo (ορκίζομαι, βεβαιώνω), το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό βεβαιώ.
βεβαιώ (veveo) –> voveo –> vow
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