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ALMS derives from the Greek “eleemosyne”

Posted by Johannes on 21 November 2008

Etymology of alms
derives from the old English ælmesse from the Vulgar Latin alemosyna from the Latin eleemosyna, which is a transliteration of the Greek eleemosyne (ελεημοσύνη; alms, charity, mercy)

From the same root.
almoner, eleemosynary

In modern Greek
a) eleemon: charitable, beneficent [ελεήμων]
b) eleemosyne: charity, alms [ελεημοσύνη]
c) eleos: pity, mercy, compassion [έλεος]

Η λέξη Alms (ελεημοσύνη) προέρχεται από παλαιό αγγλικό ælmesse από την κοινή Λατινική alemosyna από την Λατινική eleemosyna, η οποία και αποτελεί απλή μεταγραφή της ελληνικής ελεημοσύνης.

eleemosyne (ελεημοσύνη) –> eleemosyna –> alemosyna –> alemosna –> ælmesse –> alms

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