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Etymology of west

Posted by Johannes on 22 March 2010

Origin of west

The word west derives from the Latin vesper (evening, west), which is a transliteration of the Greek hesperos (evening, west).
From the same route:
vespers, vespertine
In Romeika (modern Greek, the language of Romei/Romans/Ρωμηοί)
a) esperinos: vespers [εσπερινός]
b) espera: evening [εσπέρα]
c) kalispera: good evening [kali (good)+espera (evening); καλησπέρα]
d) Esperia: West Europe [Εσπερία]
Η λέξη west (δύση, δυτικός) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό vesper (απόγευμα, δύση), το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του ελληνικού έσπερος.


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