Thursday, April 6, 2017

English words from the Classical Mythas: Cacophony

According to the Oxford dictionary the word cacophony means: "A harsh discordant mixture of sounds."
According to the Etymology dict. the word cacophony comes from Greek kakophonia, from kakophonos "harsh sounding," from kakos "bad, evil" + phone "voice, sound," from PIE root "to speak, tell, say"

According to Wikipedia the word cacophony means "harsh, often discordant sounds that are often meaningless and jumbled together."

The root caco- means "bad, ill, poor", from Latinized form of Greek kako-, from kakos "bad, evil," considered by etymologists probably to be connected with PIE *kakka- "to defecate". 

Some words refered to caco- are cachexia, cacoethes or caca.

Some words refered to -phony are simphony, euphony or homophony.

Jon Ander Azurmendi. 3ºA


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