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Etymology of comb

Posted by Johannes on 25 October 2009

Origin of comb
The word comb (toothed implement for straightening the hair) comes from the old Germanic kamb, which is related to the ancient greek word gomfos (big sphenoid nail used in shipbuilding; γόμφος)

In modern Greek:
a) gomfios:
molar, grinter (γομφίος)


Η λέξη comb (χτένα) σχετίζεται με την αρχαία ελληνική λέξη γομφός (μεγάλου μεγέθους σφηνοειδές καρφί από μέταλλο ή ξύλο κατάλληλο για τη ναυπήγηση πλοίων, κάθε είδος συνδέσεως). Από την ίδια ρίζα προέρχεται ο γομφίος.

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Etymology of Angel, Angelina, Angie.

Posted by Johannes on 25 October 2009

Origin of Angel, Angelina, Angie.
The word angel along with the proper name Angel is a transliteration of the Greek proper name Angelos from angelos (angel, messenger, the one who announce, who report something;).

Other forms of the name:
Angela, Angelia, Angelica, Angelina, Angelle, Angie

In modern Greek:
a) Angelos: Angel [Άγγελος]
b) Angela: Angela [Αγγέλα]
c) angelos: angel [άγγελος]
c) angelia: news, message, notice [αγγελία]

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