A good etymology dictionary /resource...?

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by LyonMarlowSanFrancisco, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. LyonMarlowSanFrancisco New Member

    French
    Hi All,

    Can you suggest a good etymology resource (dictionary) which would not only explain the source of a word but also European words possibly deriving from a specific Greek word.

    For example: αιτία = cause, reason ------> etiology (the cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition.)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. soplamocos

    soplamocos Senior Member

    Provincia de Buenos Aires.
    Español rioplatense
    Hi, you should check in the Etymology forum, specially among the resources in the first post ;)
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  3. Acestor

    Acestor Senior Member

    Athens
    Greek
    The best Greek etymology dictionary is this one:
    ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΛΕΞΙΚΟ ΤΗΣ ΝΕΑΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ
    Ετυμολογικό Λεξικό τής Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας. - Γνωστά Έργα - Γεώργιος Μπαμπινιώτης

    However, none of the (few) etymology dictionaries include an extensive list of English words with Greek roots.
    A comprehensive dictionary of those words is actually at least twice the size of the etymology dictionary. :)
    Το λεξικό "Η Οικουμενική Διάσταση της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας"

    However, there's a shorter edition:
    Το λεξικό "Οι Ελληνικές Λέξεις στην Αγγλική Γλώσσα"

    There are a number of book on Greek words used in the formation of English words.
     
  4. Acestor

    Acestor Senior Member

    Athens
    Greek
  5. LyonMarlowSanFrancisco New Member

    French

    Many thanks!!
     

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