How is it that modern words can be translated into defunct languages, like the word computer being translated into Latin?
#29359. Asked by TheOne. (Mar 09 03 12:22 AM)
You have got it the wrong way round. Computer is not a modern word that is or can be 'translated' into Latin. Many of the words you probably consider as 'new' are infact created from a Latin or Greek root.
Computer comes from 'compute' which has a basic meaning of 'to calculate'.
'compute' is derived FROM the Latin 'computare' (a 17th century derivative) from 'putare' which meant 'to think'
Mar 09 03, 12:55 AM
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