κοριτσι και αγόρι;
What are the roots of the words for boy and girl in Greek? It seems (intuitively) to me that αγόρι is connected with αγορά, as the favourite boys' activity was always roaming in public places. :-) Is that true? And what about the girls, then?
Okay. According to wiki, my knowledge and a couple of dictionaries and etymology sites:
Comes from medieval Greek αγόρι(ν) / αγούριν , from ἄγωρος.
The interesting thing for me is, ἄγωρος comes from the Ancient Greek ἄωρος ἀ- + ὥρα, which has an Indo-European root, that is yōr-ā yēr / yeh₁r-, meaning έτος, εποχή (year in english). Sounds similar to year too, no?
Comes from Medieval Greek κορίτσι(ν), from Ancient Greek κόρη.
Κόρη comes from the Ancient Greek κούρη, that also has an Indo-European root, that is ker-, meaning αυξάνω (increase in english).
That's all from me! ^.^
I believe that κορίτσι is a diminutive of κόρη, which is "girl" or "maiden" or something like that in Ancient Greek.
Thank you very much. Wiktionary is really reliable. I know someone who contributes and he does a great deal of research before he uploads anything. Yes, I will use it. If you like words you should try: email@example.com it gives a word a day with etymology.
True. I may have been overly impressed by the care my friend took, into thinking all Wiktionary was reliable. Thanks for putting me back on my feet.
The same kind of word can be used for the fruits άγουρος meaning not ripe