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Etymology of tolerate, tolerance

Posted by Johannes on 20 May 2009

Etymology of tolerate, tolerance

The verb tolerate comes from the Latin tolero (tolerate, bear, endure, raise), which derives from the Greek verb talao – tlo (tolerate, bear, endure, raise; τλάω -ώ).

From the same root.
English: tolerate, tolerable, tolerant, tolerance, toleration
French: tolerer, tolerable, tolerence, tolerant
Italian: tollerare, tollerabile, tolleranza, tollerante
Spanish: tolerar, tolerable, tolerancia, tolerantismo
German: tolerieren, Toleranz, tolerant, dulden, Duldung , Geduld

In modern Greek (Romeika).
a) tolmi: daring, boldness, audacity [τόλμη]
b) tolmo: dare [τολμώ]
c) tolmiros: daring, bold [τολμηρός]
d) talas: one who suffers, patient, enduring [τάλας]

Το ρήμα tolerate (ανέχομαι) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό tolero (ανέχομαι, υπομένω, καρτερώ), το οποίο προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό ρήμα τλάω -ώ (ανέχομαι, υπομένω, τολμώ να πράξω κάτι).

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