Monday, March 14, 2016

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Acrobatics

According to the WordRefference dictionary, acrobatics is "the art or practice of acrobatic feats".

According to the Etymology dictionary, acrobatics was createdin 1859 from acrobat who comes from French acrobate (1829) "tightrope-walker", from Greek akrobates "rope dancer, gymnastic performer" which is related toakrobatos "going on tip-toe, climbing up high," from akros "topmost, at the point end"

Other words from acro- are: acronym, across and acrostic.

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

Written  byAdolfo Costas, 3º A ESO               


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