WORDS WITH GOOD ROOTS
For those times when I connect modern language to classical language, because I'm studying classics and I want to remind myself that a classics degree only adds to my marketability (lol)
- •alphabetfrom Greek, alphabētos: the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta
- •belligerentfrom Latin: he who wages war (bellum, war; gero, to wage)
- •vodkafrom Russian, водка: вода ("voda," water) + suffix "ка" ("ka," little thing); vodka = "little water"
- •androgynyfrom Greek: anēr (man, genitive "andros") + gynē (woman) — "androgynos"