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Etymology of lavatory, lave, laundry, lava

Posted by Johannes on 8 August 2009

Origin of lavatory, lave, laundry

Lavatory comes from the latin lavo/lavare (to wash, to bathe), which derives from the Greek verb luo (loFo —> loo —> luo) [to bathe, lit: to wash the body; λούω; see: ab-luo, ab-lution].

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From the same root:

lava, lave, lavender, laver, lavish, lavishness, laundry, lather, etc

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In modern Greek (Romeika – the language of Romei-Romans):

a) luo: to bathe, to wash the body/head [λούω]

b) lutro (originally: loFetro): lavatory [λουτρό]

c) lusimo: bath, shampoo [λούσιμο]

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Η λέξη lavatory (λουτρό, μπάνιο) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό lavo/lavare, το οποίο προέρχεται από το ελληνικό ρήμα λούω (λόFω —> λόω —> λούω)

lave

 

 

lavo

laundry

lavander

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Etymology of daughter

Posted by Johannes on 8 August 2009

Origin of daughter
 

The word daughter comes from the old German dhukter, which derives from the Greek thygater (daughter; θυγάτηρ) by chanching theta (Θ) into D.

In German: Tochter

In Swedish: dotter

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In modern Greek (Romeika – the language of Romei-Romans)
a) thygatera: daughter [θυγατέρα]

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Η λέξη daughter (θυγατέρα, κόρη) προέρχεται από το παλαιό Γερμανικό dhukter, το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το ελληνικό θυγάτηρ.

 

daughter

 

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Etymology of Anastasia, Nastasia, Stacey

Posted by Johannes on 8 August 2009

Origin of Anastasia, Nastasia, Stacey

The female proper name Anastasia (Αναστασία) is the feminine form of the male name Anastasios (Αναστάσιος). It is of Greek origin, from the word anastasis (ανάσταση), which means resurrection .

The verb is anistimi [an (up; άνω, αν-) + istimi (stand; ίστημι)]. See also post No 97, May 2009 (Etymology of Constandine).

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Other forms of the name:

Ana, Anastacia, Anastaise, Anastase, Anastasha, Anastashia, Anastasie, Anastasija, Anastasiya, Anastassia, Anastatia, Anastay, Anastazia, Anasztaizia, Anasztasia, Anestassia, Anna, Annastasia, Anstass, Anstice, Anya, Asia, Nastasia, Nastassia, Nastassiya, Nastassja, Nastassya, Nastya, Stace, Stacey, Stacia, Stacie, Stacy, Stash, Stasha, Stasia, Stasiya, Stasja, Stasya, Staz, Taisie, Tasa, Tasenka, Tasia, Tasiya, Tasja and Tasya.

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In modern Greek (Romeika – the language of Romei-Romans):

a) Anastasia: Anastasia [Αναστασία]

b) Anastasios: Anastasios [Αναστάσιος]

c) anastasi: resurrection [ανάσταση]

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