Nees e bëssen Etymologie:

‘Humor’ kënt am Fong vun der griescheschen ‘Viersäftelehre‘ (Humoralpathologie) hier, enger abenteurlecher, medizinescher Theorie aus dem alen Griechenland, déi all d’Krankheeten duerch en Deséquilibre vun den 4 Kierpersäften (Blutt, schwaarz Gaal, wäiss Gaal an Schléim) versicht huet ze erklären.

Hei die etymologesch Erklärung:

1340, “fluid or juice of an animal or plant,” from Anglo-Norm. humour, from O.Fr. humor, from L. umor “body fluid” (also humor, by false assoc. with humus “earth”), related to umere “be wet, moist,” and to uvescere “become wet.” In ancient and medieval physiology, “any of the four body fluids” (blood, phlegm, choler, and melancholy or black bile) whose relative proportions were thought to determine state of mind. This led to a sense of “mood, temporary state of mind” (first recorded 1525); the sense of “amusing quality, funniness” is first recorded 1682, probably via sense of “whim, caprice”

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