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Etymology of Constantine

Posted by Johannes on 26 May 2009

Etymology of Constantine

The proper noun Constantine comes from the Latin constans (stable, steadfast, standing firm) from the verb consto (cum+sto) from the Greek verb sto (stand, standstill; ίστημι, στάω, στώ).
Con (cum, com) derives from the Greek syn (with; συν).
From the same route.
English: Constantinople [Constantinou polis: Constantine’s city], constant, constancy, constantly, stable, stand, status, station, state, stance, stater, stationery, stasis, statical, rest, statistic, statue, statuary, stead, stature, substitute, stow, circumstance, institut, constitution, stay, steady, understand
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French: stable, stabilite, stabulation, constance, etat, statere, station, stationner, stasimon, statique, stase, rester, statistique, statue, statuer, ester, stature, statut, constant, substituer
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Italian: stabile, stabilita, staibilazione, constare, stato, statere, statione,stanza, stasi, statico, restare, statistico, statua, statuario, statura, statuto
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Spanish: estable, estabilidad, estabilacion, estado, estandia, constancia, estater, estacion, estancia, estasis, estatico, estadistica, estatua, estar, estatura, substituir
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German: stabil, Stabilitat, Staat, konstant, Stater, Station, stationieren, stauen, Stand, Stanze, statisch, stationar, Rest, Statistik, Statue, Statur, Statut, Stadt, Statt, stehen, verstehen
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In modern Greek (Romeika)
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a) Constantinos: Constantine [Κωνσταντίνος]
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b) Constantinupolis: Constantinople [Κωνσταντινούπολη]
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c) stasi: station, stand, posture, stop [Στάση]
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d) statheros: stable [Σταθερός]
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e) stathmi: level [Στάθμη]
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f) istos: tissue (histos – see histology) [Ιστός]
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g) staticos: static [Στατικός]
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h) statistici: statistics [Στατιστική]
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i) stathmos: station [Σταθμός]
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Other words in modern Greek (Romeika)
There are many other words from the same root.
Some of them in Greek are:
(από-, κατά-, διά-, παρά-, περί-, από- κλ)σταση,
στήλη,
στηλιτεύω,
στήθος,
στάδιο,
στατήρας,
σταυρός,
διάστημα,
επιστάτης,
(παρα-, απο-)στάτης,
επαναστάτης,
ιστίο,
(ανά-, ακατά-, αδιά-, ανυπό-)στατος,
περίστατος,
αναντικατάστατος,
στατικός,
ασταθής,
στήμα,
συστάδην,
στήσιμο,
στασίδι,
εικονοστάσι,
στάνη,
σταματάω,
αναστατώνω κλ
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Το όνομα Constantine (Κωνσταντίνος) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό constans (σταθερός) από το ρήμα consto (cum+sto), σύνθετη λέξη από το συν και το ρήμα στάω (στώ).
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