English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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Posted by Johannes on 11 October 2008

Etymology of taxonomy

It derives from the French taxonomie coined from the Greek words taxis (τάξις; order, arrangement) + –nomia (method) from -nomos (νόμος; managing, law) from nemein (manage, distribute, put in order).

In modern Greek
a) τάξις: order [taxis]
b) νόμος: law [nomos]

Το taxonomy (ταξινόμηση) προέρχεται από τις λέξεις τάξις και νόμος

taxis + nomos –> taxonomy.

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