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Etymology of video, vision, visit

Posted by Johannes on 11 August 2013

The word video comes from the Latin video (I see), from the Greek verb ideo[to see; Gr: ιδέω].

From the same root: vision, visible, visit, idea

In modern Greek:
a) ido: to see; fut. of “I see” [Gr: ιδώ]
b) idea: idea [Gr: ιδέα]
c) video: video (loanword) [Gr: βίντεο]

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