• Jeffrey Brian Flood

English Words of Greek Origin


Authentic (αὐθεντικός = authenticos)

Diabol(ic) (διάβολος = diabolos)

Chorus (χορός = koros)

Christian (χρῑστιᾱνός = cristianos)

Hour (ὥρα = ora)

Disc, dish (δίσκος = discos)

Grammar, glamor (γραμματική = grammatiko)

Surgeon (χειρουργός = keirourgos)

Fantasy (ϕαντασία = phantasoia)

Paper (πάπυρος = papurus)

And you’ll probably recognize these compound words:


Philosophy (φιλοσοφία = philosofia = lit. “the love of wisdom”)

Biology (βίος -λογία = bios + logia = lit. “the study of life”)

Psychology (ψυχή + -λογία = psycho + logia = lit. “the study of the soul”)

Bible (βιβλία = biblia = lit. “book”)

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