- July 25, 2018
- Word Etymology
The word of the season is – POLITICS –
which comes from the Greek word – POLIS – meaning – CITY, CITIZEN.
POLICE, POLICY, POLITICAL also come from this word.
COSMOPOLITE – comes from the Greek – COSMOS – meaning – WORLD,
and refers to a well traveled person.
COSMOPOLITAN is the adjectival form describing such a status.
METROPOLITAN – comes from the Greek – METRO – meaning – MOTHER.
It refers to a main or central city.
The words – TO POLISH, and POLITE – do not come from the word meaning CITY. They come from the Latin word – POLIRE – meaning – TO MAKE BRIGHT,
TO SHINE, TO CLEAN, TO MAKE SPOTLESS.