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Etymology of fracture, fragile, fragment, fraction, break.

Posted by Johannes on 27 December 2009

Origin of fracture, fragile, fragment, fraction, break.
The word fracture (a breaking of a bone) comes from the latin verb frango/frangere (break), which derives from the Greek verb rig-nimi (break; ρήγ-νυμι) and its root frag- (Fραγ-).

From the same root.
fracture, fragile, fragment, fraction, break, fractional, fractionate, fractionize, fractious, fragility, fragmental, fragmentation

In modern Greek (Romeika, the language of Romei/Romans/Ρωμηοί)
a) ragada: crack, crevice [ραγάδα]
b) ragizo: break, crack [ραγίζω]
c) rogmi:
break, crack, fissure [ρωγμή]
d) aragis (a+rag): unbreakable [αρραγής]
e) rakos:
rag, tatter [ράκος]
f) rixi:
rupture [ρήξη]
Η λέξη fracture (σπάσιμο, κάταγμα) προέρχεται από το λατινικό ρήμα frango/frangere (σπάω, ρήγνυμι), το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το ελληνικό ρήγνυμι και τη ρίζα του Fραγ-.

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