Monday, March 14, 2016

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Android

According to the WordReference Dictionary the word Android means "An automaton in the form of a human being."

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary the word android dates back to 1837, in early use often in reference to the automated chess players, the Greek andro- "male" + -eides. "form, shape". Greek androids meant "like a man, manly"

Other words refered to andro- are: androgen, androcentric and androcracy. Refering to -id are: ovoid, fibroid and deltoid
We can see the use of the word autism in this article

Juan B. Valiño 3ºESO A  @juan_b.v.b


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