#ENGVOCAB: English Words of Greek Origin

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

Antique, which means something made in an earlier period that is collected and considered to have value, comes from the word ANTIQUA. #EngVocab

Bible, which means (a copy of) the holy book consisting of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings, comes from the word BIBLOS. #EngVocab

CHRONOS, which means ‘time’ in Greek, produces the word ‘Chronic’ in English. #EngVocab

Dynamite, a type of explosive, comes from a Greek word DYNAMIS, which means ‘power’. #EngVocab

ETHNOS, a Greek word means ‘nation’, is the root of English word ‘ethnic’ in English. #EngVocab

Anonymous, which means made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public, comes from the Greek word ONOMA. #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

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Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press) and Oxford Dictionaries.

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on August 25, 2014.

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