Thursday, March 3, 2016

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Misanthropy.

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word misanthropy means: a hatred or distrust of humankind.

It comes from Greek, misanthropos . From misein "to hate" or misos "hatred" (μῖσος) + anthropos "man"(ἄνθρωπος). Used for the first time in English in 1560.

Other words referring to misein are misogyny (hatred of or hostility towards women).

Other words referring to anthropo are anthropology (the science of humans and their works), anthropomorphic (resembling or made to resemble a human form) or anthropocentric (tending to believe that human beings are the central fact of the universe)

We can see this word in this page of New York Times.

Violeta Segade 3ºA ESO. @violetasegade


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