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Etymology of task

Posted by Johannes on 11 April 2009

Etymology of task
Task
comes from the old French tasque from tasche (duty) from the Latin tasca (a duty, assessment) from taxa, which derives from the Greek verb tasso (put in order, evaluate; τάσσω).

From the same root.
taxonomy

French: tache

In modern Greek
a) tasso: put in order [τάσσω]
b) taxinomisi:
taxonomy [ταξινόμηση]
c) taxis:
order [τάξις]

Το task (καθήκον) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό tasche (καθήκον, υποχρέωση), το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό ρήμα τάσσω.

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