Words we use: From Europe

Words we use

Before continuing our journey by heading even further afield, our series of articles looking at the origins of words English has adopted from other languages continues with a final overview of the remaining languages of Europe we have not yet considered which together have given us some of our most familiar words. Even the other [...]

Words we use: Greek

Words we use

This month our series looking at the contributions different languages have made to English continues with Greek. At first thought, the number of words borrowed directly from Greek may seem somewhat insignificant, limited perhaps to only words of contemporary culture adopted into English in recent times. Indeed, especially when compared to some of the other [...]