English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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Etymology of foot.

Posted by Johannes on 16 November 2010

The word foot comes from the Latin pes “foot” (gen. pedos), which derives from the Greek Attic pous “foot” (gen. podos; πούς).


In modern Greek (Romeika).
a) podi: foot [πόδι]
b) podosphero: football [podo- (foot) + spher (sphere, ball); ποδόσφαιρο]

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