14th March: ASTRONOMY Αστρονομία

Posted Monday March 14, 2016 by Despina K

Welcome to Day 14 of Speak Greek in March:

ASTRONOMY Αστρονομία

Astronomy (from the Greek ἀστρονομία from ἄστρον astron, “star” and -νομία -nomia from νόμος nomos, “law” or “culture”) means “law of the stars” (or “culture of the stars” depending on the translation). Astronomy should not be confused with astrology, the belief system which claims that human affairs are correlated with the positions of celestial objects. Although the two fields share a common origin, they are now entirely distinct. (Source: Wikipedia)


Η λέξη Αστρονομία προέρχεται από την αρχαία ελληνική λέξη «Αστήρ» , που σημαίνει «αστέρι» και τη λέξη «νομία» , που ως δεύτερο συνθετικό αφηρημένων ουσιαστικών σημαίνει «επιστήμη».

Day 14 episode courtesy of SBS Greek – Ελληνικό Πρόγραμμα Ραδιοφωνίας SBS Speak Greek in March: “Astronomy”. CLICK HERE to listen to full episode.

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