Y6 words of greek origin

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  • Greek word abax, which means "sand tray." Originally, columns of pebbles were laid out on the sand for purposes of counting
  • Greek allos meaning "other" and agora meaning gathering place - Thus, the persons discussing clandestine matters were said to be speaking of "other things" in the marketplace. Eventually the words joined and became associated with the act of speaking about one thing while meaning another.
  • From the Greek "barbaroi," meaning "babblers," used to mean non-Greeks, i.e., people who didn't speak Greek; from the sound that the Greeks thought they were making: "bar barbar bar..."
  • alabaster="flop, frost, flagon"
  • From “graffiato” = scratched
  • Ruled by a few – “oligos” = little or few
  • In Greek mythology, Chaos or Khaos is the primeval state of existence from which the first gods appeared. In other words, the dark void of space. It is made from a mixture of what the Ancient Greeks considered the four elements: earth, air, water and fire. For example, when a log is burned, the flames were attributed to the fire in it, the smoke the air in it, the water and grease that come from it were supposed to be the water, and the ashes left over were the earth.
  • The marathon is the longest running event in the world. Its name goes back to the story of a Greek soldier who, in 490 B.C. , ran from the small village of Marathon to Athens, about 40 km away. He wanted to tell the people there that the Greek army had defeated the Persians.
  • Rule of the people
  • Y6 words of greek origin

    1. 1. Words of Greek Origin
    2. 2. abacus
    3. 3. allegory
    4. 4. barbarian
    5. 5. alabaster
    6. 6. hieroglyph
    7. 7. history
    8. 8. oligarchy
    9. 9. chaos
    10. 10. marathon
    11. 11. gymnasium
    12. 12. democracy
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