Learn easily Greek via the linguistic relationships and the roots of the English words.

Etymology of lion

Posted by Johannes on 24 May 2010

Origin of lion
The word lion comes from the old French lion from the Latin leo (lion), which is a trasliteration of the Greek leon (gen. leontos; lion; λέων).
From the same root:
English: lioncel, lioness, lion-hearted
French: lion
Italian: leone, leonessa
Spanish: leon
German: Löwe
In modern Greek:
a) liontari: lion [λιοντάρι]
b) leena: lioness [λέαινα]
Η λέξη lion (λιοντάρι) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό leo (λιοντάρι), το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του Ελληνικού λέων.
_____________________________________ Post 140. _________________

tags within the post: etymology of lion, etymology of lion-hearted, etymology of lioncel, etymology of lioness, origin of english words, origin of lion, etymologia de leone, etymologia de leonessa, etymologie de lion, προέλευση αγγλικών λέξεων, ετυμολογία αγγλικών λέξεων, Ελληνική γλώσσα, etymologia, etymologie, learn Greek online, learn easily Greek using cognates, learn Greek for free, etymology, etymologie, etymologia, origin of Latin words, etymology of English, loan words in English, origin of English, English words from Greek, Latin words from Greek, Greek language, ετυμολογία, ετυμολογία Λατινικών, ετυμολογία αγγλικών λέξεων, προέλευση αγγλικών λέξεων, προέλευση Λατινικών, ελληνικές λέξεις στα Αγγλικά, αντιδάνεια, French words from Greek, English words from Greek, Spanish words from Greek, German words from Greek, Italian words from Greek, loanwords, etymology of French words, etymology of English words, etymology of Spanish words, etymology of German words, etymology of Italian words, cognates, learn Greek fast, learn modern Greek, origin of lion, origin of lioncel, origin of lioness, origine de leone, origine de leonessa, origine de lion, origin of Löwe, origin of Latin, origin of English words, learn Greek

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: