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|Quote (Amadan @ Aug. 31 2012,07:59)|
|Quote (midwifetoad @ Aug. 30 2012,13:27)|
|Are you phobic of homodoxy?|
Speaking of homo.
|vjtorley: Professor Hampikian compounded his scientific errors with an egregious linguistic error that would have made a schoolboy of 50 years ago blush with shame. He evidently believes that the Latin word homo means a man, and in his article, he chided 18th century scientists for their “masculine bias” in giving our species the name, Homo sapiens. But the word homo doesn’t mean “man.” It means “human being.” The Latin word for man is vir (as in virile). |
Homo means man or mankind in Latin, and can be gender neutral as in ad hominem, or not, as in Ecce Homo!, related to humus, of the earth. Vir is a virtuous manly creature, from vires for strength.
(Homo in Greek is an unrelated term for same.)
Edited by Zachriel on Aug. 31 2012,10:02
Zachriel, angel that rules over memory, presides over the planet Jupiter.
Member AMF, Angelic Motive Force
Pushing planets on celestial spheres â€” one epoch at a time.