It has been another exciting week for our LOTE – Greek classes with students learning some different Greek wording and language.
Eva Bakali is our student advocate for our ‘Speak Greek in March’ campaign and this week she has found some amazing words!
Click the poem to see – Poem 2
Αγγλικές Λέξεις με Ελληνική Προέλευση
English Words with Greek Origin
´Dinosaur´, στα Ελληνικά ‘δεινόσαυρος᾽, comes from the Greek word ᾽δεινός᾽, which means ‘terrible’ and ‘σαύρα᾽, which means ‘lizard’.
Meaning of the word ‘Dinosaur’: a lizard like creature which used to rule the Earth millions of years ago.
‘Athlete’, στα Ελληνικά ᾽αθλητής᾽, comes from the Greek word ‘άθλος᾽ which means ‘achievement’.
Meaning of the word ‘Athlete’: a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise.
‘Biography’,στα Ελληνικά ᾽βιογραφία᾽, comes from the Greek words ‘βίος᾽ which means ‘life’ and ᾽γραφή᾽ which means ‘writing’.
Meaning of the word ‘Biography’: a detailed description of a person’s life.
‘Geography’, στα Ελληνικά ᾽Γεωγραφία᾽, comes from the Greek words, ‘γη’, which means ‘Earth’ and ‘γραφή᾽, which means ᾽writing’.
Meaning of the word ‘Geography’: the study of the physical features of the Earth and its atmosphere.