As in "entomology!"
Just what I thought!
careful - insects are animals
What's the difference between έντομο and ζουζούνι?
ζουζούνι - bug
έντομο - insect
What's the difference?
Well in entomology a bug is a very specific thing, but in general English it isn't treated so specifically, so I am also interested if there is supposed to be a difference here!
As in "entomophobia" also!
I just made the connection between έντομο - entomology and ζώο - zoo(ology)! I love it when I can find an English cognate or root.
I think ερπετά is reptiles in Greek and herpetology their study in English. Unfortunately, ornithology and ichthyology don't seem to relate to the modern words for birds and fish
Not as single words, but they are definitely to be found in compound ones, as is the case with many words derived from Ancient Greek that seem to have fallen out of use in Modern Greek at first sight.
Now I understand where "Tentomon" came from. Only Digimon fans could understand
In Greek, an insect is an animal, as in English and Ancient Greek, right?
Can we use έντομο and ζουζούνι as synonyms
Yes, "ζουζούνι" is more colloquial but they refer to the same thing.
Could someone explain it is pronounced like "en-doe- moo" or "ed-o-moo" it sounds like the first one but ντ makes a d sound. Confused please help.
Really, έντομο can be pronounced both /'endomo/ and /'edomo/.