Howdy, fellas! How’s everything going? I hope it’s going positively brilliant! :D
Anyway, I’d like to discuss the English vocabulary of Greek origin. Here we go! #EngVocab
CHRONOS, which means ‘time’ in Greek, produces the word ‘Chronic’ in English. #EngVocab
ETHNOS, a Greek word means ‘nation’, is the root of English word ‘ethnic’ in English. #EngVocab
PHOBOS, which means ‘fear’ in Greek, produces the word ‘Phobia’ in English. #EngVocab
SCOPOS, which means ‘watcher’ in Greek, is the root of the English word ‘Microscope’. #EngVocab
Therefore, those are some English words of Greek origin, fellas. I hope they help you to enrich your knowledge on English words. #EngVocab
Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press) and Oxford Dictionaries.
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on August 25, 2014.