Friday, February 26, 2016

Greek and English Roots of English: Triathlon

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary this word means "a long-distance race that has three parts (such as swimming, bicycling, and running)".

According to the Etymology dictionary the word "Triathlon" was created in 1970 and comes from tri "three" + Greek athlon "contest".

Other words referring to "tri" are: triad, triangle and triacetate. Other words referring to athlon are: decathlon, athletic and pentathlon.

You can see the use of this word in this article.

Roberto Riobó Juega. 3ºA ESO.


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