What English words are from the Greek language?
List of Greek Words in the English Language idiot Someone of very low intelligence. For the ancient Greeks, an idiot was a private citizen, a person not involved in civil government or politics. ... metropolis The Greek roots of this word are "mother" and "city." Socrates, convicted in court of corrupting the youth with his philosophy, was given a choice between drinking poison or ... acrobat This circus performer who demonstrates feats of physical agility by climbing to the very top of the rope gets his name from the Greek words "high" and "walk," with ... More items...
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