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Ethical

The word “ethical” builds on the word “ethos” that comes from the Greek “ήθος”. It is the English equivalent adjective to the Greek “ηθικός”. It means to be related to …

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Ethos

Admittedly, it’s been a few days since my last entry in the #EnglishIsAllGreekToMe twitter tag but, as most of you know, this is because I was away on Easter holidays. …

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Pathetic

Some people consider the effort put into retrieving the roots of words pathetic. Which is rather interesting since, “pathetic” itself roots in a Greek word. The word “pathetic” appeared in …

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Sympathy

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word sympathy was first introduced to the English language in 1579. You can follow the links to the Oxford Dictionary and Merriam-Webster Dictionary to …

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Antipathy

Antipathy is the antonym to the word “Sympathy“. Follow the link for a detailed study. Antipathy roots in the Greek word “αντιπάθεια”, read “antipathia”. The original Greek word is a …

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logo

In the age of the internet, everybody knows what a logo is. They are everywhere. Every company, association, service and whatnot have one. It is the one sophisticated graphic, be …

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Apology

“Apology” appeared in the English language in 1533. It means “a formal justification or expression of regret“. The word is used as is from the Greek “απολογία” which is a …

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Pathos

Ethos, pathos and logos are the three styles of rhetoric. Indeed, all three of those words come from the Greek language, as does the word “rhetoric”. In fact, one could …

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Logos

Yesterday, in our first lesson about the Greek roots of English words, we talked about “pathos“. Πάθος, as described by Aristotle, is one of the three forms of the rhetoric. …

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