Posts tagged ‘Greek language’

December 13, 2013

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 The abbreviation “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek , meaning “Christ”.

Source: www.todayifoundout.com

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October 14, 2013

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The word “pumpkin” actually comes from a Greek word pepon meaning “large melon”.  Over the many centuries the pumpkin has been around,
the French evolved the word into pomponPumpion became the new
word in England, when Shakespeare made mention of it in the Merry Wives of Windsor. Colonists in America finalized the modern term of pumpkin.

Source: www.pumpkin-patch.com/