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Etymology of cleric

Posted by Johannes on 9 December 2008

Etymology of cleric. derives from the latin clericus (priest), which is a transliteration of the Greek clericos (priest; κληρικός).


From the same root.
clergyman, clergy, clerical, clericalism, clerk

In modern Greek
a) clericos: priest [κληρικός]
b) clericalismos: clericalism [κληρικαλισμός]
c) cleros: clergy [κλήρος]
d) cleros: lot, portion [κλήρος]

Το cleric (κληρικός) προέρχεται από το λατινικό clericus (priest), το οποίο απλώς αποτελεί μεταγραφή του ελληνικού κληρικός.

clericos (κληρικός) –> clericus –> cleric –> clerk

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