Sunday, December 12, 2010

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Aeronautics

According to Mcmillan Dictionary aeronautics is "the science of making or flying planes". For example in this pic we can see an aeronautic design.

Aeronautics derives from Greek , aeros ( aero-), meaning"air, atmosphere" , and from Greek nautikos (-nautical) meaning "pertaining to ships or sailors".
Aerosol,"a air solution" has got the same root as aeronautics, but at the same time as aerobic, aerodrome, aerofoil, aerobatics.
Astronaut has the same root as aeronautics, like argonaut, cosmonaut, aquanaut.

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