Wednesday, December 14, 2011

English Words from the Classical Myths: Stentorian

According to the Oxford dictionary Stentorian is: (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful: a stentorian roar. (adjetive).
According to the Etymology dictionary Stentorian is : "of powerful voice," c.1600, from Stentor, legendary Greek herald in the Trojan War, whose voice (described in the "Iliad") was as loud as 50 men. His name is from Gk. stenein "groan, moan".
Other words with this root are : Stentor ( a sedentary trumpet-shaped animal), stentorphone and stentorin.
We can see how to use Stentorian in this article.


No comments:

Post a Comment