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Greek to me!

Saturday, June 5, 2010
If 'Citizen' is originally a Greek concept, why do we call a Citizen a Na-Greek?  
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10 comments :

HP said...

What merriam-webster had to say:

Main Entry: cit·i·zen
Pronunciation: \ˈsi-tə-zən also -sən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English citizein, from Anglo-French citezein, alteration of citeien, from cité city
Date: 14th century

Stupidosaur said...

bummer

Kanan said...

Indeed, very Greek to me.

Where have you been?

Stupidosaur said...

Not to Greece surely.

wise donkey said...

more confusing why did socrates say -I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

The Blue Periwinkle said...

:)))

That was indeed Greek!

Sheesh!

Stupidosaur said...

@wise donkey

Maybe because he thought he is a common noun, and common nouns are supposed to be more universal?

;) Just taking a jab at your socrates without a capital S

@blue periwinkle

Wasn't it ;)

Ketan said...

Because all roads lead to Rome, and there no citizens were left in Greece? :)

Interesting one!

chinmai said...

hmm..

commited to life said...

point to think

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