Thursday, April 6, 2017

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Hydrotherapy

According to the Oxford Dictionary the word Hydrotherapy means: "The use of exercises in a pool as part of treatment for condition such as arthritis"

According to the Etimology Dictionary the word Hydrotherapy comes from Greek "Hydro", from Greek Hydro-; That means: "Water" and "Theraphy", from Modern Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia that means: "Medical treatment or disease".

Other words refered to Hydro- are: Hydrogen, Hydrosphere and Hydrodynamic. And belong to -Theraphy are: Radiotheraphy, Hypnotherapy and Aromatherapy.

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

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