Language too modern?

The origins are unknown for many words in our modern languages. Socrates, for example, speculated about etymology as far back as the fifth century BCE in Plato’s “Cratylus”, passages 409c to 410a (translation Fowler 1921): Hermogenes: “And what of πῦρ (fire) […]?”Socrates: “Πῦρ is too much for me. It must be that either the muse …

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