English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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CROWN

Posted by Johannes on 2 September 2008

Etymology of crown

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

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

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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).

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κορώνη (corone) -> corona -> crown

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One Response to “CROWN”

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

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