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Etymology of coup

Posted by Johannes on 14 April 2020

Origin of the word “coup”

The word coup comes from the French coup, from Medieval Latin colpus, from Vulgar Latin colapus, from Latin colaphus “a cuff, box on the ear,” from the Greek colaphos (punch, slap; Gr: κόλαφος).


In modern Greek: 

a) colaphos: punch, slap [Gr: κόλαφος]


OED

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Etymology of milk

Posted by Johannes on 14 April 2020

Etymology of milk

The word milk comes from the Proto-Germanic meluk,  which is related to the Greek verb amelgo (to milk, to draw; αμέλγω).

 

From the same root

milk (Eng); Milche (Ger)

 

In modern Greek:

a) armego: to milk [αρμέγω]

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OED

Το αγγλικό MILK (γάλα), όπως και το γερμανικό αντίστοιχο Milche (γάλα) σχετίζονται με το ρήμα αμέλγω (αρμέγω).

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Etymology of cemetery

Posted by Johannes on 14 April 2020

CEMETARY derives from the Latin coemeterium from the Greek coemeterion [κοιμητήριον], which means the cemetery, the burial ground, the graveyard.

In modern Greek:

kemetery: cemetery [κοιμητήρι]

kemame: I sleep [κοιμάμαι]

OED

Η λέξη CEMETARY προέρχεται από την ελληνική λέξη “κοιμητήριον”

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Etymology of macaroni

Posted by Johannes on 14 April 2020

Etymology of macaroni

The word MACARONI derives from the southern Italian dialect word macceroni (pl. of maccarone) from maccare, which is related to the Greek macariaa food made from barley.

In modern Greek

macaroni: macaroni, pasta (μακαρόνι)

OED

Η λέξη MACARONI προέρχεται από τη λέξη της διαλέκτου της νοτίου Ιταλίας macceroni (από το maccare) η οποία σχετίζεται με την ελληνική λέξη μακαρία, που ήταν φαγητό φτιαγμένο από κριθάρι.

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