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Posted by Johannes on 1 November 2008

Etymology of tone

Tone derives from the Latin tonus, which is a transliteration of the Greek τόνος (tonos; tone) from the verb τείνω (teino; to stretch)


In modern Greek
a) τόνος: tone [tonos]
b) τείνω: stretch [teino]
Η λέξη tone (τόνος) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό tonus, το οποίο αποτελεί απλή μεταγραφή του Ελληνικού τόνος από το ρήμα τείνω.
τείνω (teino) –> τόνος (tonos) –> tonus –> tune
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