English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

Learn easily Greek using the roots of the English words.

  • Blog Stats

    • 216,500 hits
  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 66 other followers

  • Categories

  • Recent Comments

    Dead Tito on Etymology of tree
    Terry Walsh on Etymology of gondola
    icarusunwinged on Etymology of disaster
    AeroDoe on Etymology of month, moon, mens…
    D C MacKenzie (@DCMa… on Etymology of disaster
  • Advertisements


Posted by Johannes on 2 September 2008

Etymology of crown


The word CROWN derives from the Latin corona (crown), which is a transliteration of the Greek κορώνη (corone; curve, crown, garland)


From the same root: corona, cornice, coronet
In modern Greek:
a) κορώνα: crown [corona]
b) κορωνίς: apex, top, cornice [coronis]


Η λέξη CROWN (στέμμα) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό corona (στεμμα), το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του ελληνικού κορώνη. Από την ίδια ρίζα προέρχεται και η λέξη κορνίζα (cornice).


κορώνη (corone) -> corona -> crown


Post 46.

In blogger: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/


One Response to “CROWN”

  1. Did the Latin form come after the Greek form?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: