English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

Learn easily Greek using the roots of the English words.

Posted by Johannes on 12 April 2009

Etymology of domus, domestic, domain.
(house) derives from the Greek word domos (house, building; δόμος) from the verb demo (to built, to construct; δέμω).


From the same root

English: domestic, dome, domination, dominion, don, dona, domicile, domain, dominus, predominance, danger etc.

French: dome, domicile, domicilier, don, domaine, domestique, domestiquer, domesticite, dominer, domination, dominance, Dimanche, Dame, dominion, domino, dangereux, etc.

Italian: duomo, domicilo, don, dominio, domestico, domesticare, dominare, dominazione, dominatore, predominio, Domenica, damo, damigiana etc

German: Dom, Domizil, Domane, dominieren, Dame etc

Hispanic: domicilio, domiciliar, don, dona, dominio, dueno, domestico, domesticar, domesticidad, dominar, dominacion, dominator, predominio, Domingo, doncella, damajuana etc.


In modern Greek
a) domi: structure [δομή]
b) ecodomi:
construction, building [οικοδομή]
c) ecodomima:
building, structure [οικοδόμημα]
d) ecodomos:
builder [οικοδόμος]
e) ecodomo:
to build, to construct [οικοδομώ]

Το Λατινικό domus (οικία) προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό δόμος από το ρήμα δέμω (κτίζω, οικοδομώ).

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