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Etymology of pirate

Posted by Johannes on 18 February 2009

Etymology of pirate

Pirate derives from the Latin pirata (-ae; pirate), from the Greek piratis (pirate; πειρατής) from the verb pirao (make an attempt, try, test, get experience, endeavour, attack; πειράω).

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From the same root:
piracy, piratical, experience, expert, empiric.

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In modern Greek

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a) piratis: pirate [πειρατής]

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b) piratia: piracy [πειρατία]

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c) pira: experience, practice [πείρα]

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d) pirama: experiment [πείραμα]
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e) empiria: experience, practice [εμπειρία]

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f) empiricos: empiric [εμπειρικός]
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g) piragma: teasing [πείραγμα]

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h) pirazo: tease, give trouble [πειράζω]

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Η λέξη pirate (πειρατής) προέρχεται απο το Λατινικό pirata (-ae), απότο ελληνικό πειρατής, από το ρήμα πειράω (αποπειρούμαι, δοκιμάζω, επιχειρώ).

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