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    DO YOU KNOW COMPOUND WORDS IN GREEK? PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST AND LET ME KNOW ITS MEANING. IM LOOKING FOR MORE KNOWLEDGE HERE AND EXPAND MY CURIOSITY. THANK YOU IN ADVNCE

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    Etymology, Ετυμολογία = ἔτυμος (αληθινός) + λέγω in english (true/valid + call = I say the true)

    Etymologically speaking most Greek words are compound....

    For example:
    Ανθρωπος (Human/Man) is not being characterized as a compound word but...
    comes from
    «Άνδρας»(Man) +«ωψ» (Look)
    "The one who looks like man"
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    "Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to?
    You will never find that life for which you are looking.
    When the gods created man they allotted to him death,
    but life they retained in their own keeping"

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    I know man..but Im looking for complex words... something that gives its meaning to a full saying like HEYA that is making something from nothing.. something that gives more meaning like poetric way.. not like ethimological form.. You get me? Im looking for poetry and I need a greek.. is not easy the profundity of it. SOMETHING COMPLEX.

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    Αεροπλάνο (αέρας+πλανώμαι / aeras+planome / air+err) = airplane
    Τηλέφωνο (τήλε+φωνή / tele+foni / from away+voice) = telephone
    Τηλέγραφος (τήλε+γράφω / tele+grafo / from away+wright) = telegraph
    Πρόλογος (πρό+λόγος / pro+logos / pre+occasion) = prologue
    Ακροβάτης (άκρον+βαίνω / akron+veno / edge+pace) = acrobat
    Ενθουσιασμός (έν+θεός / en+theos / with(or)within+god) enthusiasm
    Βιογραφία (βίος+γράφω / vios+grafo / life+wright) = biography
    Διασπορά (διά+σπείρω / dia+spiro / ?+seed) = dispersion
    Παράνοια (παρά+νούς / para+nous / next to the right or out of+advisement) = paranoia
    Αντίφασις or αντίφαση (αντί+φάση / anti+fasi / against+phase) = antiphasis
    Παράδοξο (παρά+δοξασία / para+doksasia / next to or not the right+belief) = paradox
    Αστροναύτης (άστρο+ναύτης / astro+naftis / star+sailor) = astronaut
    Ελικόπτερο (έλιξ+πτερό ή φτερό / elix+ptero or ftero / coil+wing) = helicopter
    Οκταπόδι (οκτώ(8)+πούς (πόδι) / okto(8)+podi / / eight(8)+leg) = octopus
    Φιλόλογος (φίλος+λόγος / filos+logos / friend or lover+literature(in some way) = philologist
    Άτομο (ά+τομή / a+tomi / non+cut) = atom
    Φιλαρμονική (φίλος+αρμονία / filos+armonia / friend+harmony) = philarmonic
    Χιλιόμετρο (χίλια-1000+μέτρον / hilia-1000+metron / one thousand-1000+meter) = kilometer
    Αντιβιωτικό (αντί+βίος / anti+vios / against+life(of virus) antibiotic
    Αγοραφοβία (αγορά+φόβος / agora+fovos / open marketplace+fear) = agoraphobia
    Υδραυλικός (ύδωρ+αυλός / eedor(eethor)+avlos / water+pipe) = hydraulic
    Ημισφαίριο (ημί+σφαίρα / eemi+sfera / half+ball) = hemisphere
    Ανατομία (ανά+τομή / ana+tomi / again+cut) = anatomy
    Ιδεολογία (ιδέα+λόγος / eedea(eethea)+logos / idea+occasion) ideology
    Ενέργεια (εν+έργο / en+ergo / with or within+work) = energy
    Αστρονομία (άστρο+νόμος / astro+nomos / star+law,rule) = astronomy
    Εκκεντρικός (εκ(ξ)+κέντρο / ek+kentro / out of+center) = eccentric
    Υποκρισία (υπό+κρίση / eepo+krisi / under-sub+wisdom) = hypocricy
    Παλάτι > palace
    Γεωμετρία (γή+μέτρο / yee+metron / earth+meter) = geometry
    Καρκίνος / karkinos = cancer
    κομήτης / komitis = comet
    Πλανήτης / planitis = planet
    Άθεος / atheos = atheist
    Πεντάγωνο (πέντε (5)+γωνία / pente+gonia / five+corner) = pentagon and >trigon, hexagon etc.
    Γυναικολόγος (γυναίκα+λόγος / yineka+logos / woman+logos) = gynekologist
    Φυσική / fysiki = physics
    Χημειοθεραπεία (Χημεία+θεραπεία / himia+therapia / chemistry+therapy) = chemotherapy
    Παράνοια (παρά+νους / para+nous / para+thought) = paranoia
    Σχιζοφρένια (σχίζω/τέμνω/κόβω+φρένες / shizo+frenes / cut+brain) = schizophrenia
    Διάφραγμα (διά+φράγμα / dia+fragma / dia+dam) = diaphragm
    Αν υπάρχει κάτι που δεν χρειάζεται την πλειοψηφία για να είναι σωστό, αυτό είναι η ανθρώπινη συνείδηση.

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    Man..these words the translator can give me. There are words in your vocabulary that have more meaning than just 2 words that make one toguether. Im not looking for copmund words.. I dont know how you call them.. But is deeper.. I dont know someone can understand.. noone has replayed yet to this so.... thank you anyway Duffy Dack.

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