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Idiot!

Ah, d’Etymologie vun Wieder ze léieren fannen ech emmer rem faszinant! An dësem Fall, déi vum Wuert ‘Idiot’:

Idiot is a word derived from the Greek ἰδιώτης, idiōtēs (“person lacking professional skill,” “a private citizen,” “individual”), from ἴδιος, idios (“private,” “one’s own”). In Latin the word idiota (“ordinary person, layman”) preceded the Late Latin meaning “uneducated or ignorant person.” Its modern meaning and form dates back to Middle English around the year 1300, from the Old French idiote (“uneducated or ignorant person”). The related word idiocy dates to 1487 and may have been analogously modeled on the words prophet and prophecy. The word has cognates in many other languages.

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  1. Chris
    April 8, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Ha, dann hunn ech eppes, wat dir bestëmmt Freed mécht:

    Dat englescht Wuert “silly” (domm) kenns de jo. Dat kënnt aus dem Alengleschen “silic” (oder sou) a bedeit ursprünglech “helleg”. D’Wuert huet sech mat der Zäit gewandelt vun helleg, iwwer gleeweg, guttgleeweg, einfach, naiv bis einfa nëmmen domm.

  2. April 8, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Hey, cool! Merci.

    ‘silic’ wäert jo eng gemeinsam Wuerzel mat ‘selig’ hunn?

    An schon an der Bibel steet:

    MT 5:3 Glückselig die Armen im Geist, denn ihrer ist das Reich der Himmel.

    Den Lukas hat dat allerdengs nach e bëssen anescht verstan:

    LK 6: 20 Glückselig ihr Armen, denn euer ist das Reich Gottes.

    Mee bon, soit. Ech schwäifen of😉

  3. Chris
    April 8, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Jo, huet et. Et ass wierklech interessant ze gesinn, wéi eenlech d’Alt Englesch dem Däitschen a munche Saachen ass.

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