English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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Etymology of pedicure, pedestrian, pedicle, pedestal.

Posted by Johannes on 16 November 2010

Pedicure, care of feet, from the French pédicure, from the Latin pes (gen. pedis) “foot” from the Greek Aeolic pous (gen. podos) “foot” + and curare (care) from the Greek verb coreo (take care of, clean).

From the same root: pedestrian, pedicle, pedestal, pedicurist, pedicular, foot.

In modern Greek (Romeika).
a) podi: foot [πόδι]
b) pezos: pedestrian [πεζός]

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