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Etymology of fame

Posted by Johannes on 18 January 2009

Etymology of fame

Fame derives from the latin fama, which is merely a transliteration of the Greek doric form fama (fame; φάμα) of feme (fame; φήμη) from the verb feme (say, speak; φημί).

From the same root
Famed, famous

In modern Greek
a) feme: fame [φήμη]
b) femesmenos: famous [φημισμένος]

Η λέξη fame προέρχεται από το λατινικό fama, το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του δωρικού τύπου φάμα της λέξης φήμη από το ρήμα φημί.

feme (fama) –> fama –> fame

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One Response to “Etymology of fame”

  1. ajit said

    very good blog.

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