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Etymology pf physic, physician, physics, physical, physi-

Posted by Johannes on 25 September 2011

The word physic (art of healing, medical science, natural science), comes from the Latin physica (study of nature), from the Greek physike [Gr: φυσική] (knowledge of nature), from physis (nature) [Gr: φύση],” from the verb phyo (to bring forth, produce) [Gr: φύω].
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In modern Greek (Romeika).
a) physi: nature [Gr: φύση]
b) physici: physics [Gr: φυσική]
c) physicos: natural, normal, unaffected [Gr: φυσικός]
d) physiologia: physiology [Gr: φυσιολογία]
e) and many other words that can easily be understood containing the root physi- like: physiotherapeftis (physiotherapist), physicomathematicos, physiognomia, physiognomistis, physiocraticos etc.

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Etymology of brillinat

Posted by Johannes on 11 September 2011

Brilliant comes from the French brilliant (sparkling, shining) from the Italian brillare (sparkle, whirl), from the Latin berillare (to shine like a beryl), from berillus (beryl, precious stone), from the Latin beryllus, which is a transliteration of the Greek beryllos [beryl, precious stone; Gr: βήρυλλος].
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In modern Greek:
a) beryllos (or better pronounced as viryllos): beryl [Gr: βήρυλλος]
b) beryllio: beryllium (Be) [Gr: βηρύλλιο]
c) brilanti (or brigianti): diampond, brilliant [Gr: μπριλάντι]
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Fr: briller, brillantine, brillant; It: brillare; Grm: Brillant, Brille

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Etymology of myriad

Posted by Johannes on 11 September 2011

The word myriad comes from the old French myriade, from the Latin myrias (gen. myriadis) “ten thousand,” which id a transliteration of the Greek myrias (gen. myriados) [ten thousand; Gr: μυριάς].
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In modern Greek:
a) myriada: myriad [Gr: μυριάδα]

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Fr: myriade; It: miriade; Sp: miriada; Grm: Myriade

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