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Posted by Johannes on 2 September 2008

Etymology of flame.
Flame comes from the Latin flamma (flame), which derives form the Greek verb φλέγω (flego; to burn, blaze).
From the same room: flambeau

In modern Greek.
α) φλόγα: flame [floga]
β) φλέγω: burn [flego]

Η λέξη flame προέρχεται από το Λατινικό flamma, το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το ρήμα φλέγω.

φλέγω (flego) -> flamma -> flame.

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