Monday, March 14, 2016

English words from the Classical Myths: Aesthetic

According to the Oxford dictionary the word aesthetic means: "Concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty", "Giving or designed to give pleasure through beauty"

Sculpture in Bomarzo, an Italian town in the province of Viterbo.

According to the Ethymology dictionary aesthetic comes from Greek aisthetikos "sensitive, perceptive" from aisthanesthai "to perceive (by the senses or by the mind), to feel" from PIE *awis-dh-yo-, from root *au- "to perceive".

According to Wikipedia word aesthetics means "study of beauty and taste that is about interpreting works of art and art movements or theories".

Other words refered to aesthetic are aestheticianaesthetically
and aestival.

We can see the use of the word aesthetic in this article.

Jon Ander Azurmendi. 3ºA.


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