My goal is pretty much simple nonetheless challenging; I'm going to try and find as many English words as possible that are Greek. Challenge accepted. And trust me, there's a lot of them.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

H - Hour, Harmony, Horizon, Hormone.

Some Greek words beginning with the letter H:

Hour. From Ancient Greek ὥρα, hōrā, any time or period, whether of the year, month, or day.

Derived or related words: hourly.

Harmony. From Ancient Greek ἁρμονία, harmonia, joint, union, agreement, concord of sounds.

Derived or related words: harmonic, harmonious, harmonize, harmoniously.

Horizon. From Ancient Greek ὁρίζων κύκλος, horizōn kyklos, separating circle. From the verb ὁρίζω, horizō, to divide, to separate and that from ὅρος, oros, boundary, landmark.

Derived or related words: horizontal, horizontally. 

Hormone. From Ancient Greek ὁρμή, horme, rapid motion forwards, onrush, onset, assault, impulse to do a thing, effort. From ὁρμῶ, hormo, to set in motion, to urge on, to cheer on, to make a start.

Derived or related words: hormonal.

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