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Posted by Johannes on 7 August 2008

Etymology of light, lucidity and lucern


The word light derices from the Latin lux (light; gen. lucis), which derives from the Greek word λύκη (lyci; light, the dawn)
From the same root: lucidity, lucid, lucern, lucifer
In modern Greek.
α) λυκόφως: light of the dawn [lycofos]
β) λυκαυγές: shining of the dawn [lycavges]
γ) λύχνος: lucern [lychnos]
Η λέξη light προέρχεται από το Λατινικό lux (φως, γεν. lucis), το οποίο προέρχεται από την ελληνική λέξη λύκη (αυγή, φως).
λύκη (lyci) –> lux (lucis) –> light
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