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Etymology of other and either

Posted by Johannes on 8 March 2009

Etymology of other and either

Other and either derive from the Greek eter-os (fem: -a. neut: -on; έτερος) meaning the other and the one of two.
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From the same root:
The prefix heter- and all the words that use it such as heterodox, heterogeneous etc.
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In modern Greek
a) heterodoxos: heterodox [ετερόδοξος]
b) heterogenes: heterogeneous [ετερογενής]
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Οι λέξεις other (ο άλλος)και either (ένας από τους δύο) προέρχονται από το ελληνικός έτερος
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