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Posted by Johannes on 19 October 2008

Normal comes from the Latin normalis (in conformity with rule) from norma (rule, pattern, lit. “carpenter’s square”), which derives (via Etruscan) from the Greek γνώμων (gnomon; rule, “carpenter’s square.”).

From the same root: norm, normality.

In modern Greek
a) γνώμων:
rule, motto, goniometer, protractor [gnomon].

Το normal (φυσιολογικό, σύμφωνος με το νόμο) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό normalis από το norma (κανόνας, γνώμων), το οποίο προέρχεται (μεσω της γλώσσας των Ετρούσκων) από το Ελληνικό γνώμων.

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