English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

Learn easily Greek using the roots of the English words.


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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