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Posted by Johannes on 11 October 2008

Etymology of folio and leaf


Leaf comes from the Latin folium (leaf), which derives from the Greek φύλλον (fyllon; leaf) per metathesis.


From the same root.
foliation, foliate, foliar, portfolio, leaflet etc.


In modern Greek
a) φύλλο: leaf [fylo]
b) φυλλάδιο: leaflet, booklet [fyladio]


Η λέξη leaf (φύλλο) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό folium (φύλλο), το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό φύλλον με το μηχανισμό της μετάθεσης.


φύλλον (fyllon) –> folium –> folio/leaf.


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