Tag Archives: Herodotus
sybarite

sybarite

  Sybaris Valley in Calabria – photograph: Hydria Project     MEANING   A sybarite is a person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury.     ORIGIN   With a capital initial, the word originally denoted a native or citizen of Sybaris, an ancient Greek city of southern Italy, traditionally noted for […]

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butter

    The word butter is from Old English butere, of West Germanic origin, and related to Dutch boter and German Butter. These words are based on Latin butyrum, which is also the origin of French beurre, itself the origin of Italian burro.   The Latin word is from Greek boutyron, which has been interpreted, […]

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malaria

malaria

  Malaria remains one of the most important causes of human morbidity and mortality worldwide, with a tremendous impact in the developing world. Theories on the cause and transmission of malaria have evolved over time, from Hippocrates’ theory of bad air in the 5th Century BC to our current understanding of plasmodial organisms as the […]

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